In Aghrapur, most powerful and corrupt city on the Vilayet Sea, Conan finds himself caught between the intrigues of a voluptuous woman who seeks to enslave the most powerful men of the land and the vile sorceries of a necromancer seeking ultimate power from primeval Chaos.
Stalked by deadly assassins from far Khitai, hunted by killers from beyond the grave, the mighty Cimmerian must rescue a beautiful and innocent noblewoman and brave the horrors of the Blasted Lands if he is to remain Conan the Unconquered.
Robert Jordan (real name James Oliver Rigney, Jr, 1948–2007) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lived in a house built in 1797 with his wife Harriet, who works as a book editor. He was a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. A history buff, he also wrote dance and theater criticism. He enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Jordan described himself as a ”High Church” Episcopalian.
He died of amyloidosis in 16th of September, 2007.
Robert Jordan had said that his pen names had all been chosen from ... (more)