web site hit counter Conan the Cimmerian: The Complete Tales (Trilogus Classics) - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Conan the Cimmerian: The Complete Tales (Trilogus Classics)

Availability: Ready to download

"Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with g "Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet." So begins the the saga of Conan of Cimmeria, a barbarian from the frozen north of his ancient and troubled world. Included in this compilation of the 18 stories Robert E. Howard completed for Weird Tales during his brief lifetime, are 16 stories, an essay of Conan's world, and the only novel he wrote about this larger-than-life hero, against which all other sword and sorcery characters since have been both derived and measured: "The Hyborean Age", "The Phoenix on the Sword", "The Scarlet Citadel", "The Tower of the Elephant", "Black Colossus", "The Slithering Shadow", "The Pool of the Black One", "Rogues in the House", "Shadows in the Moonlight", "Queen of the Black Coast", "The Devil in Iron", "The People of the Black Circle", "A Witch Shall Be Born", "The Jewels of Gwahlur", "Beyond the Black River", "Shadows in Zamboula", "The Hour of the Dragon - Part 1", "The Hour of the Dragon - Part 2", and "Red Nails".


Compare

"Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with g "Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet." So begins the the saga of Conan of Cimmeria, a barbarian from the frozen north of his ancient and troubled world. Included in this compilation of the 18 stories Robert E. Howard completed for Weird Tales during his brief lifetime, are 16 stories, an essay of Conan's world, and the only novel he wrote about this larger-than-life hero, against which all other sword and sorcery characters since have been both derived and measured: "The Hyborean Age", "The Phoenix on the Sword", "The Scarlet Citadel", "The Tower of the Elephant", "Black Colossus", "The Slithering Shadow", "The Pool of the Black One", "Rogues in the House", "Shadows in the Moonlight", "Queen of the Black Coast", "The Devil in Iron", "The People of the Black Circle", "A Witch Shall Be Born", "The Jewels of Gwahlur", "Beyond the Black River", "Shadows in Zamboula", "The Hour of the Dragon - Part 1", "The Hour of the Dragon - Part 2", and "Red Nails".

30 review for Conan the Cimmerian: The Complete Tales (Trilogus Classics)

  1. 5 out of 5

    David Overmyer

    Yes, there have been numerous authors that have picked up the tales of Conan over the decades, but none can really compete with the original 12 books by Robert E. Howard, edited by L. Sprague De Camp.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Caleb

    Conan???  Seriously, Caleb, Conan????!!!  Well, yes, I confess.  I loved the Arnold movies which were so badly overblown that they were wonderful.  The movies were absolutely true in spirit to the book - which was not a novel but was a collection of short stories and novellas.  Most of them were all published in 1933-34 in the Weird Tales pulp magazine and three of them were published in 1975-76 in collections of one sort or another.  There are also a few unpublished drafts and synopses at the e Conan???  Seriously, Caleb, Conan????!!!  Well, yes, I confess.  I loved the Arnold movies which were so badly overblown that they were wonderful.  The movies were absolutely true in spirit to the book - which was not a novel but was a collection of short stories and novellas.  Most of them were all published in 1933-34 in the Weird Tales pulp magazine and three of them were published in 1975-76 in collections of one sort or another.  There are also a few unpublished drafts and synopses at the end.   This should be read in small doses or it will overwhelm you.  I'm about halfway through and currently saturated.  Conan will be shelved for at least 6 months or so.  The language is amazingly overblown and florid.  The action is non-stop and impossibly violent.  Character development?  Who needs character development??

  3. 5 out of 5

    Declan Wiseman

    It took me a while to read this, mainly because of uni reading. A bit dated. A text that is meant to be timeless, completely set in fantasy. And indeed it is, but can any text really escape its era of production? Issues of gender and race are worth exploring in these collections of tales. Ambivalence shown to many issues within these two main areas. But ultimately, like a popular Romance, meant to be read for entertainment. Enjoy the big oaf killing everyone, sweet talking an array of women and It took me a while to read this, mainly because of uni reading. A bit dated. A text that is meant to be timeless, completely set in fantasy. And indeed it is, but can any text really escape its era of production? Issues of gender and race are worth exploring in these collections of tales. Ambivalence shown to many issues within these two main areas. But ultimately, like a popular Romance, meant to be read for entertainment. Enjoy the big oaf killing everyone, sweet talking an array of women and constant battles against human and extra-human enemies.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeremiah

    Every Connan story is basically (if not exactly) the same: Connan slaughters his way through legions of men and mythical creatures to "rescue" some woman and then he forces himself on her, pausing only to battle some other demonic entity. These books were clearly written for the teenage boy. There is some interesting lore behind all this slaughter, but after two or three stories, they get repetitive and boring. Every Connan story is basically (if not exactly) the same: Connan slaughters his way through legions of men and mythical creatures to "rescue" some woman and then he forces himself on her, pausing only to battle some other demonic entity. These books were clearly written for the teenage boy. There is some interesting lore behind all this slaughter, but after two or three stories, they get repetitive and boring.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ted Wolf

    I read these stories between reading other things and found them enjoyable although forgettable in their details. There is no clear timeline in Conan's life, so read every story as a stand alone. I recommend this for people who want a light entertaining read. A Word of Warning: Howard wrote primarily from 1929 to 1936 and the attitudes expressed in these stories are reflective of those time and will likely offend people who only accept modern sensibilities and attitudes. Also avoid anything to do I read these stories between reading other things and found them enjoyable although forgettable in their details. There is no clear timeline in Conan's life, so read every story as a stand alone. I recommend this for people who want a light entertaining read. A Word of Warning: Howard wrote primarily from 1929 to 1936 and the attitudes expressed in these stories are reflective of those time and will likely offend people who only accept modern sensibilities and attitudes. Also avoid anything to do with the black lotus if at all possible.

  6. 4 out of 5

    J.W. Metcalf

    By far my favorite book. The Conan books by Robert E. Howard were the first books I ever read as a kid on my own. (besides the kiddie books). I read all the paperbacks that Howard wrote. I moved on to the other authors that made more tales. I read every Conan book and comic to date. Such a huge fan and I guess it would all start right here.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Got this for Kindle, very cheap. I've read most of these already, but I hope rereading them will stanch my inevitable disappointment over the new Conan movie... which I will see anyway... many of my friends read that sword and sorcery fantasy stuff without realizing how much the genre owes to Robert E. Howard. Alas. Got this for Kindle, very cheap. I've read most of these already, but I hope rereading them will stanch my inevitable disappointment over the new Conan movie... which I will see anyway... many of my friends read that sword and sorcery fantasy stuff without realizing how much the genre owes to Robert E. Howard. Alas.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Klatrymadon

  9. 5 out of 5

    Eric T

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ian Mcshane

  11. 5 out of 5

    subzero

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas

  13. 5 out of 5

    BJ Haun

  14. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

  15. 5 out of 5

    Harri

  16. 4 out of 5

    Scott

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mhorg

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jay

  20. 5 out of 5

    Michael D Keller

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bill

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kaarel Jakobson

  24. 5 out of 5

    Fabian

  25. 4 out of 5

    Marcos de Camargo

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marcus Morrisey

  27. 5 out of 5

    Anh Truong

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tim Butram

  29. 5 out of 5

    Georgina Brandt

  30. 5 out of 5

    Zervelatwurst

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.