It’s been years since Conan of Cimmeria last set out on the sort of grim business for which the King of Aquilonia had become famous. Keeping his quest secret from all but his most trusted inner circle, he is soon on the trail of a mythical object of the ancient serpent people – the fabled Green Stone, stolen from the Temple of the Serpent in the days of King Kull.
Disguised as a Cimmerian thief – a role he knows well how to play – he must fight his way into a previously unknown cavern of the ancient race of snake men. Here has been stored a hoard of important objects and tokens of power valued by the serpent race, including the gem of which he has need.
But he must hurry; if he doesn't return with the stone in time, all he has struggled for will be for nothing and his world will never be the same.
This is a pulp story in the Weird Tales tradition.
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|Publisher:||Chris L. Adams|
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About the Author
Chris hails from Dayton, Ohio circa Spring, 1969. At about age six his family moved to Virginia. After only 2 years the countryside beckoned and his family moved to a horse farm in rural West Virginia where his parents yet reside. The farm afforded plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. As an adolescent he played Tarzan in the trees, and Huck Finn on the Bluestone River which surrounds his folks’ 80+ acre farm. In the wilds of the farm and surrounds he scaled cliffs, learned to shoot and ride horses and played ‘war’ with his friends where they utilized an arsenal of BB guns to heat up each others derrieres to howls of laughter and cries of pain and wrath. Growing up without the benefit of cable and satellite he developed a love of reading early on. After devouring many of the classics of both ancient and modern literature he settled into his favorite niche of pulp authors upon discovering authors as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Edmond Hamilton, Clark Ashton Smith, A. Merritt and of course Edgar Rice Burroughs. An avid hobbyist, he is a guitarist, having been in an out of many bands since the late 80s. Besides reading, writing and dabbling in guitar he also enjoys collecting historic militaria of mostly the WW2 era. Chris has been employed with ABB Inc. since 1992. Currently he is a Senior Systems Engineer in IS. Chris resides in Southern West Virginia with his wife and two children. PS: to contact Chris directly, please email to: TheDoubleShadow@Yahoo.com, and he'll be in touch.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This tribute to Robert E. Howard features Conan starts on a strong note giving a very credible account of Conan facing off against a band of thieves. The action is crisp and pulls you right in. Unfortunately, about halfway through the novella, Adams loses the sharp edge of his narrative and the story begins to bog down. The problems come from Adams’ attempts to explain why Conan is searching for a gem of the serpent people. These small tangent explanations break the flow of his story and it didn’t have to happen. A little less explanation, a little more action, and this would have been a great Conan story.