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Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of the Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer since Robert E. Howard to tell the stories of Conan the Barbarian. Now his three most breathtaking chronicles are available for the first time in one volume, to the sure delight of Jordan and Conan fans everywhere. In Conan the Magnificent, our hero is stalked amid the savage crags of the Kezankian Mountains, caught between rival armies as the sultry huntress Jondra closes in. In Conan the Triumphant, ...

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Overview

Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of the Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer since Robert E. Howard to tell the stories of Conan the Barbarian. Now his three most breathtaking chronicles are available for the first time in one volume, to the sure delight of Jordan and Conan fans everywhere. In Conan the Magnificent, our hero is stalked amid the savage crags of the Kezankian Mountains, caught between rival armies as the sultry huntress Jondra closes in. In Conan the Triumphant, he enters the service of the sumptuous Lady Synelle, unaware that she is the secret high priestess of the demon-god AlKirr. In the third chronicle, Conan faces his most terrifying adversary yetthe Sinavi, demon guardians of the ancient tomb of the Vendhyan kings. He must first seek out an antidote to the unknown poison coursing through his veins, then resist the charms of the voluptuous noblewoman Vyndra, if he is to be Conan the Victorious.

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Fans of the most popular character in the history of heroic fantasy, Conan the Barbarian, are in for a literary treat -- The Further Chronicles of Conan is a collection of three classic Conan novels by Robert Jordan, reissued together in one book for the very first time!

Conan the Magnificent, originally published in 1984, pits the giant Cimmerian against unlikely foes: two women fighting for his affections. While accompanying a noblewoman named Jondra on a hunt in the dangerous Kezankian Mountains, Conan tries to figure out a way to steal her invaluable gems before another thief can get to them. The other thief, however, happens to be a beautiful bandit posing as Jondra's handmaiden. Throw in an army of wild hillmen, a crazed religious leader, and a mythical fire-breathing beast and Conan has his work cut out for him!

In Conan the Triumphant (1983), a power-hungry priestess draws Conan into her nefarious plot to resurrect a demonic deity. Conan doesn't realize until too late that an evil artifact, the ritualistic sacrifice of innocent females and his enigmatic patroness are all linked together.

The brawny barbarian is forced to fight for his life in Conan the Victorious (1984) when, after being poisoned by an enemy's blade, he must find the antidote in a foreign land filled with unforeseen perils and political intrigue. The three novels included in The Further Chronicles of Conan are heroic fantasy at its very best -- nonstop action and adventure, maniacal villains and mythical monstrosities around every turn and enough voluptuous damsels to keep even the most hard-to-please fan entertained for hours. Paul Goat Allen

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Everyone starts somewhere, and #1 bestselling author Jordan (the Wheel of Time series) started, more or less, here: with three classic pastiches of Robert E. Howard's mighty-thewed hero, published in mass market in the early 1980s. In Conan the Magnificent, the big guy is a thief in Zamora, where he and another (female) thief, Tamira, have their eyes on the precious jewels owned by the powerful Lady Jondra. To get them, Conan must vanquish a shaman, a dangerous tribe and a firedrake. In Conan the Triumphant, an older Conan works as a captain of mercenaries in Ophir. The cunning Lady Synelle is making bloody sacrifices to the ancient and evil god al'Kiir in order to consolidate her claim to the throne. Synelle takes an interest in Conan when he comes into possession of an image she can use to revive the god. Also pursuing Conan, but with more deadly motives, is the female bandit Karela, his old rival and lover. In Conan the Victorious, our hero must flee Turan after killing an officer of the City Guards. He ends up en route to Vendhya, with a caravan that is about to plunge into an intrigue conjured up by one Naipal, a wizard who is trying to revive an army of immortal warriors. It takes all of Conan's strength, wits and allies to fulfill the title's promise. For all their careful plotting and world building, Jordan's Conan tales are delightfully implausible, filled with rousing descriptions of extravagant physical feats and willing women. His action-packed novels add few new nuances to Conan's character, but they make an entertaining continuation of his adventures, and enjoyable fare for Jordan fans until the Wheel of Time rolls back into sight. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312871956
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 10/14/1999
  • Series: Conan Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert  Jordan

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is 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; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

Biography

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lived with his wife, Harriet, in a house built in 1797. He taught himself to read when he was four (with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother) and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. After graduating from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics, he served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with "V", and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry. A history buff, he also wrote dance and theater criticism. In September, 2007, Jordan died from complications of a rare blood disease. He was 58 years old.
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    1. Also Known As:
      James Oliver Rigney Jr. (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 17, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Charleston, South Carolina
    1. Date of Death:
      September 16, 2007
    2. Place of Death:
      Charleston, South Carolina

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

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    We¿ve still bloody work to do.  This book contains three Conan t

    We’ve still bloody work to do. 
    This book contains three Conan tales: “Conan the Magnificent”, “Conan the Triumphant”, and “Conan the Victorious”. All three of these are completely great, and as much as I adore “The Wheel of Time” series, I wish Robert Jordan could have given us a few more of these Conan stories. He’s such a strong writer, and great at describing the living, breathing world of Conan. To be honest, I haven’t read the original Howard stories yet, so I don’t know how they compare, but I do know that I love what he’s doing here. Don’t miss the previous collection: “The Conan Chronicles” as a few characters from there reappear in this volume.

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