Conan the Freebooter [Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague De Camp] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Conan the Freebooter Rare, Collectible. Publication: Conan the Freebooter Publication Record # Cover: Conan the Freebooter () • by Boris Vallejo (variant of Conan de. Conan the Freebooter is a collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s seminal sword.

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Aside from a battle that went on slightly too long, this story is near perfect.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? A friend has been recommending I read some of the Conan books. Overall, the only thing I took away from this was Conan’s crucifixion. But while Howard might not have been on a par with Faulkner or Hemingway, he was a freeoboter who understood his readers and was able to keep them in thrall with some of the most vigorous prose ever set to paper.

I have read this book 3 or 4 times since published. But Howard is actually a good writer, and his storytelling is great. A thief releases a long-dead sorcerer to plague a small kingdom, and the young queen of that kingdom is cconan to Conan. The world of Conan comes across as being a wild and untamed land punctured by the occasional city and kingdom, though I get the impression that outside of the city walls there is little in the way of law fdeebooter order.

See all 7 reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers. Two of the stories are not Conan stories at all, but stories written by Robert Howard with a different character as hero that de Camp rewrote as Conan stories just by changing a few names.

And above freebootter Howard was a story-teller. The tales fonan the sword-and-cloaker carried to the ultimate limit and a little beyond, with enough extra sex to keep the results off the more tedious library shelves.

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Conan the freebooter

Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Every hundred years, a witch is born to the royal family of Khauran. Hard not to be attracted to that.

Some good selections in this collection. In a way it is fresh to encounter stories that do not have some series spanning adventure slowing being drawn together into an ultimate conclusion.

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This was from the most interesting time in Conan’s career, when he was moving from kingdom to kingdom and selling his sword to whomever cona afford to pay. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Later printing with different cover art. Richtig schlecht ist keine dieser Geschichten — wie ja auch nicht anders zu erwarten —, richtig gut aber auch keine.

Apr 17, Keith Bell rated it really liked it. No character development, no new or unusual characters anywhere, and even the supernatural beasts and demons aren’t written about in a way that makes them seem strange or amazing. Excellent and evocative, this story. What makes Biblio different?

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Definitely a waste of time that will soon be forgotten. Witch Shall be Born. I just finished reading this book the other day.

Conan is in a city ruled by a mad monarch, and runs afoul of his manipulative mistress, a clutch of revolutionaries, and a witch. Want to Read saving…. Conan the Buccaneer Conan 6 Paperback.

Sorry got it wrong, this isn’t the first book in the series. While not as good as Conan of Cimmeria, it still gets four stars because of the great addition it makes to the world of Conan.

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Views Read Edit View history. Yet civilisation is soft, and its people are soft. This page was last edited on 1 Julyat Find Rare Books Book Value. It is more a horror story than a fantasy story i Thhe the dictionary, a picture of Robert E. View all 4 comments. Conan is like Nancy Drew for heavy metal fans. Sprague de Camp Fantasy cknan story collections Fantasy short story collection stubs.

To ask other readers questions about Conan The Freebooterplease sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I would like to read all of the original Robert E. In truth, his stories are full of anachronisms and are more than a little fantastic in that, to fully appreciate them, you have to willingly suspend your belief to accept their basic premises.

Product details Mass Market Paperback: Conan is now leading a Red Brotherhood band of pirates, and a general has been sent to clear them out. Hawks Over Shem – Robert E. Apr 06, George K. In these stories from Conan’s late twenties, the Cimmerian is a mercenary with the Free Company in the city-states of Shem and the lands to the north and east, a war leader of the steppe-raiding Kozaki, and finally a soldier in the service of the kingdom of Kauran.

Bad luck for everyone, really. But I won’t be there with you–I have an engagement in the Hyborian Age, and will be busy all evening. Jan 23, Jacob Aitken rated it it was amazing Shelves: The conflicts are set up well and lead to a confrontation that provides several surprises.