A Witch Shall Be Born

A Witch Shall Be Born

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by Robert E. Howard
     
 

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"A Witch Shall Be Born" is one of the original novellas by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Barbarian. The story concerns a witch replacing her twin sister as queen of a city state, which brings her into conflict with Conan who had been the captain of the queen's guard. Themes of paranoia, and the duality of the twin sisters, are paramount in this story but it also

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"A Witch Shall Be Born" is one of the original novellas by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Barbarian. The story concerns a witch replacing her twin sister as queen of a city state, which brings her into conflict with Conan who had been the captain of the queen's guard. Themes of paranoia, and the duality of the twin sisters, are paramount in this story but it also includes elements of the conflict between barbarism and civilization that is common to the entire Conan series. The novella as a whole is considered an average example of the series but one scene stands out. Conan's crucifixion early in the story in the second chapter ("The Tree of Death") is considered one of the most memorable scene in the entire series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781775562160
Publisher:
The Floating Press
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
182 KB

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Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. He is well known for having created the character Conan the Cimmerian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond.

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A Witch Shall Be Born 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WaltimusWL More than 1 year ago
The original Conan Series was great, this kind of started it off for me. Loved it, and probably the most famous of Conan's adventures
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi nick and mal, im seeing what this does. I guess when i restarted it made the friends update like you said mal.