Conan: The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard

Conan: The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard

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This Halcyon Classics ebook contains the only Robert Howard novel published during his lifetime, 'The Hour of the Dragon,' which was republished in paperback as 'Conan the Conqueror' in 1967. In this epic, Conan fights to recover the throne of Aquilonia from Nemedian invaders aided by the Acheronian wizard Xaltoltun. This edition also includes 'The Hyborian Age,' a…  See more details below

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This Halcyon Classics ebook contains the only Robert Howard novel published during his lifetime, 'The Hour of the Dragon,' which was republished in paperback as 'Conan the Conqueror' in 1967. In this epic, Conan fights to recover the throne of Aquilonia from Nemedian invaders aided by the Acheronian wizard Xaltoltun. This edition also includes 'The Hyborian Age,' a description of the times and lands that Conan was familiar with. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011912337
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
186 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) is best known today for creating the sword-and-sorcery hero Conan, subject of two movies and dozens of books. However, during his short life Howard also published stories in a number of other genres. In addition to fantasy, Howard wrote boxing stories, westerns, detective stories, horror and created an number of compelling characters such as Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, El Borak, Steve Costigan, Pike Bearfield, King Kull, and Conan the Cimmerian. Howard committed suicide in 1936.

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The Hour of the Dragon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
0072663 More than 1 year ago
Of the many Conan stories written by Robert E. Howard, this was his only novel. Just as the short stories were packed with page after page of barbarian action, so was this novel. You won't know what a true King is until you read this book. There's a reason the Conan character has lived on all these years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel, from the disjointed history of Conan's world Hyperboria, takes place in the later part of the barbarians career. The fabulous adventures of his rise to power(eventually to be become king of Aqualonia) are here and completely written by the author himself. Robert E. Howard committed suicide in the 1930's (when he was very young) and left a vague skeleton of Conan's life. Many authors such as L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter have attempted to 'fill in the spaces' with the the epic tale but seemed to miss the mystique that Howard had created. The book exemplifies Howard from weak imitators and is as good as it gets in the realm of Sword and Sorcery fiction
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was this rewritten by a child? More typos than you would get if a stygian wrote it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read conan comics off and on for many years (really like busiek's adaptations for dark horse) but never one of howard's original works. This was really very good and it quickly became clear to me why conan endures as a character and why howard is so revered. This particilar piece follows conan as he traverses continents on a quest to regain his kingdom of aquilonia. Non stop adventure and true swords and sorcery!
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An excellent read much enjoyed
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hasenbusch More than 1 year ago
These Weird Works books are super! Easy to hold, read, and carry. This Vol 4 has a terrific intro by Paul Herman, has a great novel length story Hour of The Dragon, and has some neat information about The Hyborian Age!

On the back cover - Quote "The Hour of the Dragon is the fourth volume of The Weird Works of REH, this one featuring the title work, the only Conan novel ever written by REH, and perhaps his most popular story ever written. This story is meticulously restored to its original pulp texts. This volume also includes REH's only essay on the history of Conan's world, The Hyborian Age. Together these two works show the depth and breadth of a mythical age, the most fully realized of any created by this master of sword and sorcery." Unquote

Highly recommend: One Who Walked Alone by Novalyne Price, Collected Letters of REH by Rob Roehm - Three volumes, The Never Ending Hunt and The Last of the Trunk by Paul Herman, The Dark Barbarian and The Barbaric Triumph by Don Herron, Two-Gun Bob, Dark Horse Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, Marvel B&W magazines by Roy Thomas, Conan by Roy Thomas, Conan The Phenom, Almuric, Blood & Thunder, The Life & Art of REH by Mark Finn, H.P. Lovecraft, The Star Rover by Jack London, and all of these Weird Works.