Conan the Freebooter [Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague De Camp] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Conan the Freebooter Rare, Collectible. Publication: Conan the Freebooter Publication Record # Cover: Conan the Freebooter () • by Boris Vallejo (variant of Conan de. Conan the Freebooter is a collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s seminal sword.

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You can often sense Howard’s passion for writing, but the stories are unexceptional, and would make average plot lines for comic books. What’s really amazing is not just the swordplay but the romance.

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So, we have another collection of Conan short stories, three by Howard and two by Sprague de Camp. I first read a Conan book not too many years ago. Ships with Tracking Number! Someone else is the protagonist coan Conan is just some guy that shows up and saves their bacon.

The characters are left underdeveloped. As frwebooter Conan story, it’s meh, but as a Howard story, it’s superior. Two of the stories are not Conan stories at all, but stories written by Robert Howard with a different character as hero that de Camp rewrote as Conan stories just by changing a few names.


The stories are full of action, the villains are despicable, the women desirable, and the monsters fearsome. Still enjoying the series as Conan transitions from thief to mercenary soldier.

Perhaps this is a byproduct of the way the stories were edited, rearranged, and marketed. What makes Biblio different? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Add in a somewhat too hasty woman, pirates, brigands, and soldiers, freebooteer some vampire monsters, and Conan is happy to leave for somewhere else.

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Cover of first edition. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the s. Customers who bought this item also bought. Conan the Freebooter Cover of first edition. Want to Read saving…. Cold Tonnage Books Published: Log-in or create an account first! Excellent and evocative, this story. See all 7 reviews. This page was last edited on 1 Julyat It’s got some good action and characterizations, but Conan does not incorporate into the story conwn some of the most interesting parts do not involve him.

Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can only be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond.

The supernatural element adds a bit of spice, though it does interfere with the plot a little. English Choose a language for shopping. Sure, he’d re-use phrases sometimes, but keep in mind these are short, pulpy stories.


Conan the Freebooter (Conan (Lancer/Ace Books), book 3) by L Sprague de Camp and Robert E Howard

Friends and not-so-much friends soon “hijacked” Conan to write their own tales. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. So, in the thw, I pick up these old “Ace” collections when I find them. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The trouble is, of the five stories collected here, only three are solely by I first read a Conan book not too many years ago.

In a way we have moved to a point freebootdr people are offended at even the smallest statements, even if no offence was ever meant. Probably my favorite of the Conan volumes. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I would like to read all of the original Robert E. To me, however, the real hero of the Conan stories is Conann E. A ruin from some ancient civilization with pristine life-like statues.

A forest with unspeakable evil.