Conan the Freebooter [Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague De Camp] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Conan the Freebooter Rare, Collectible. Publication: Conan the Freebooter Publication Record # Cover: Conan the Freebooter () • by Boris Vallejo (variant of Conan de. Conan the Freebooter is a collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s seminal sword.

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The other two are independent Howard works rewritten by DeCamp as Conan stories – both are okay but not great. I truly enjoyed the first short story in this book, but by the time I was halfway through this page book, I was more than ready to move on and read something with a little more substance. Great Britain, United Kingdom: What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? These stories seem to be the adventures of Conan as he made his way to ultimately become a king, though it does make me wonder at times about him being a king, since when one becomes a king the life of a hardened adventurer is over.

But Howard is actually a good writer, and his storytelling is great. The tales are the sword-and-cloaker carried to the ultimate limit and a little beyond, with enough extra sex to keep the results off the more tedious library shelves.


The new places and events sparkle with wonder. May 19, Dave Tindall rated it it was amazing.

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In these stories from Conan’s late twenties, the Cimmerian is a mercenary with the Free Company in the city-states of Shem and the lands to the north and east, a war leader of the steppe-raiding Kozaki, and finally a soldier freebooger the service of the kingdom of Kauran.

An ancient sorcerer rises from the tomb, bent on world conquest. The fight between the two is the highlight of the story.

A bit weak, but still atmospheric. Cover of first edition. As with Conan, it seems as if the life of adventure is always pulling at his heart.

World of Books Ltd Condition: Another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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A fun tale with some humorous touches, and also prefigures Howard’s Conan novel “The Hour of the Dragon. One person found this helpful.

Easily done as so many of Howard’s stories use the same plot and sword and sorcery style. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Howard wrote so much in his short life time. Luckily, our favorite barbarian is a very pragmatic man. Frank Frazetta cover with the mostly-naked chicks and ripped dude with a sword – how freebkoter you go wrong with that on the front of a Conan book? Tons of swordplay and Romance! You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It is more a horror story than a fantasy story i In the dictionary, a picture of Robert E.


Still enjoying the series as Conan transitions from thief to mercenary soldier. Richard yes it is book 3. Strong stuff all around. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The queen of a nation in his way is told by an oracle to go into the street and put her fate freeoboter the hands of the first man she meets Hard not to be attracted to that.

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Write a customer review. Howard wrote “over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion” and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of “a sombre ffreebooter of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror.

Howard penned all of these stories, though de Camp is credited with some addition and editing to two of them. Dreebooter it was L. To me, however, the real hero of the Conan stories is Robert E.

Conan is now leading a Red Brotherhood band of clnan, and a general has been sent to clear them out. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.