Conan of Venarium

by Harry Turtledove
Conan of Venarium - Harry Turtledove N/A

A new Conan adventure - from one of today's most popular writers of fantasy and SF!

For decades, millions of readers have thrilled to the adventures of Conan, the barbarian adventurer invented by Robert E. Howard and further chronicled by other fantasy greats, including such notables as L. Sprague de Camp, Poul Anderson, and Robert Jordan.

Now Harry Turtledove, one of today's most popular writers of fantasy and SF, contributes a novel to the Conan saga - a tale of Conan in his youth, in the year or so before he becomes the wandering adventurer we know from the tales of Howard and others.

On the verge of adulthood, he lives in a Cimmerian hamlet, caring for his ailing mother, working in his father's smithy, and casting his eye on the weaver's daughter next door.
Then war comes: an invasion by the Aquilonian Empire. Conan burns to join the fight, but he's deemed too young. Then, from the border country, comes an unbelievable report: The Aquilonians have smashed the Cimmerian defending forces, and can rule as they please. Soon their heavily garrisoned forts dot the countryside. Their settlers follow after, carving homesteads out of other men's land.

Every Cimmerian longs to drive the intruders out with fire and sword, but they must stay their hands, for the Aquilonians have promised savage reprisals. Then, intolerably, the Aquilonian commander takes a wholly dishonorable interest in the weaver's daughter - and he's not a man to wait, or even ask permission.

It's not a recipe for a peaceable outcome.

 


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Release date 2002
Details updated August 14, 2022

Conan :: Series

Series contains 75 total works.

Related series The Conan Chronicles
Related series The Conan Chronicles Series
Related series Robert E. Howard's Complete Conan of Cimmeria
Related series Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures

The Hour of the Dragon 7.82   27
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
Conan the Free Lance N/A
Conan the Formidable N/A
Conan the Outcast N/A
Conan the Guardian N/A
Conan the Savage N/A
Conan the Relentless N/A
Conan and the Treasure of Python N/A
Conan of the Red Brotherhood N/A
Conan and the Gods of the Mountain N/A
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
Conan and the Shaman's Curse N/A
Conan and the Grim Grey God N/A
Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza N/A
Conan of Venarium N/A
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian 9.00   2
Sagas of Conan N/A
The Bloody Crown of Conan 10.00   1
The Conquering Sword of Conan 9.00   2
The Complete Chronicles of Conan N/A
Conan the Barbarian 6.00   1