The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian

by Robert E. Howard
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian - Robert E. Howard 9.00   2

Illustrated by Mark Schultz.

“Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities... there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars... Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand... to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.”

Conan is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created–a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, facing powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves and reavers.

In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years before his tragic suicide, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. Collected in this volume, profusely illustrated by artist Mark Schultz, are Howard’s first thirteen Conan stories, appearing in their original versions–in some cases for the first time in more than seventy years–and in the order Howard wrote them. Along with classics of dark fantasy like “The Tower of the Elephant” and swashbuckling adventure like “Queen of the Black Coast,” The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian contains a wealth of material never before published in the United States, including the first submitted draft of Conan’s debut, “Phoenix on the Sword,” Howard’s synopses for “The Scarlet Citadel” and “Black Colossus,” and a map of Conan’s world drawn by the author himself.

Here are timeless tales featuring Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies. Here, too, is an unparalleled glimpse into the mind of a genius whose bold storytelling style has been imitated by many, yet equaled by none.

Contents:

  • The Phoenix on the Sword (1932)
  • The Frost-Giant's Daughter (1976)
  • The God in the Bowl (1952)
  • The Tower of the Elephant (1933)
  • The Scarlet Citadel (1933)
  • Queen of the Black Coast (1934)
  • Black Colossus (1933)
  • Iron Shadows of the Moon (1934)
  • Xuthal of the Dusk (1933)
  • The Pool of the Black One (1933)
  • Rogues in the House (1934)
  • The Vale of Lost Women (1967)
  • The Devil in Iron (1934)
  • The Phoenix on the Sword (first submitted draft)

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Release date 2003
Details updated August 27, 2022

Conan :: Series

Series contains 75 total works.

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The Sword of Conan 6.66   3
King Conan 7.00   2
The Coming of Conan 8.00   1
Conan the Barbarian 8.00   2
Tales of Conan 4.00   1
The Return of Conan N/A
Conan the Adventurer 4.00   2
Conan 8.00   3
Conan the Usurper 6.00   1
Conan the Warrior 7.00   4
Conan the Freebooter 8.00   1
Conan the Wanderer 6.00   1
Conan of the Isles N/A
Conan the Avenger N/A
Conan of Cimmeria 8.00   1
Conan the Buccaneer N/A
The Tower of the Elephant 8.00   1
The Devil in Iron 8.00   2
Rogues in the House 7.34   3
Conan of Aquilonia N/A
The People of the Black Circle 7.00   2
Red Nails 6.66   3
Conan and the Sorcerer N/A
Conan the Swordsman N/A
Queen of the Black Coast 6.66   3
The Sword of Skelos N/A
Conan the Liberator N/A
The Road of Kings N/A
Jewels of Gwahlur 7.00   1
Black Colossus 6.66   3
Conan the Mercenary N/A
Conan and the Spider God 8.00   1
Conan the Rebel N/A
Conan: The Treasure of Tranicos N/A
Conan: The Flame Knife N/A
Conan the Barbarian N/A
The Pool of the Black One 7.00   1
Conan the Renegade N/A
Conan the Raider N/A
Conan the Fearless N/A
Conan the Champion N/A
Conan the Defiant N/A
Conan the Marauder N/A
Conan the Warlord N/A
Conan the Valiant N/A
Conan the Hero N/A
Conan the Great N/A
Conan the Indomitable N/A
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Conan the Formidable N/A
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Conan the Guardian N/A
Conan the Savage N/A
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Conan and the Treasure of Python N/A
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Conan: Scourge of the Bloody Coast N/A
Conan at the Demon's Gate N/A
Conan the Hunter N/A
Conan and the Emerald Lotus N/A
Conan the Gladiator N/A
Conan and the Mists of Doom N/A
Conan: Lord of the Black River N/A
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Conan and the Grim Grey God N/A
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Conan of Venarium N/A
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Sagas of Conan N/A
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