When Conan puts Roganthus the Strongman out of commission in a street brawl he soon finds himself drawn in by the slender Sathilda and her pet panther as part of a travelling troupe. What starts as an innocent pastime turns into a deadly game when the circus is called to the Arena of the Stygian capital of Luxor. There they are forced to fight for their lives against exotic warriors and all manner of wild beasts. no one has yet survived the whims of the tyrannical Emperor Commodorus.
And then there are the foul sorceries of the black-robed priests of the snake-god Set...
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.