In the ancient land of Nemedia, Conan of Cimmeria agrees to impersonate Baron Eihnarson's son and heir in order to escape a foul prison cell – at least until he can escape completely, with a pouch full of gold. Calissa, the Baron's sensuous daughter, has other plans for Conan, as does Evadne, the voluptuous rebel maiden.
Palace intrigues swirl – poison in the cup and the assassin's dagger in the dark – and Conan must lead the army of Diander against the Cult of the Snake, the demon which burns and slays all whom it does not concert to half-serpent slaves of an ancient evil.
In mouldering tombs the dead Lords of Einharson stir, and rise to strike down any who would threaten their line.
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Leonard Paul Carpenter (born in 1948) is a technical writer and author of fantasy and science fiction.
Among Carpenter's works are eleven Conan novels published by Tor Books, which he claims "make him the most prolific contributor, living or dead, to the Conan literary saga of the late Robert E. Howard." He has also written the science fiction novel Fatal Strain, and a number of short stories, articles and poems.
Leonard Carpenter. Wikipedia.