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by Karl Edward Wagner

ISBN: 0553120263
ISBN13: 978-0553120264
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Books; First Edition edition (January 1, 1979)
Category: Fantasy
Subategory: Science Fiction

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Rating: 4.5
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Conan Adventures by Tor Books.

Conan Adventures by Tor Books. As Conan flung himself past the stone warrior, the creature pivoted from the edge of the parapet to face the Cimmerian once again. As it raised its blade and started forward, leathery sails detached themselves from the darkness and flapped full into the demon’s face. Other author's books: Conan: Road of Kings.

Conan squinted toward the gibbet, a black line against the climbing sun, seven coils of hemp trailing like sooty cobweb from the span overhead.

Conan the road of kings, . Conan: The Road of Kings, . Conan squinted toward the gibbet, a black line against the climbing sun, seven coils of hemp trailing like sooty cobweb from the span overhead. To his nostrils came the acrid sweetness of carrion-wafted from the rotting corpses of last week’s condemned criminals, left to swing above the scaffold until seven new partners were brought to dance with death.

The Road of Kings is a fantasy novel by Karl Edward Wagner, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in October 1979.

But Conan's struggles are only beginning, for the road to the throne is defended by the Final warriors made of stone. Conan must draw steel against these indomitable foes and pray that Krom will guide his blade both strong and true. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. Connect with the author.

Conan: The Road of Kings delivers everything one would want in a pastiche

His expertise in adventure horror led him to develop the Sword & Wagner's pastiches are highly recommended. A groupread from the Sword & Sorcery group in Goodreads led me to this. Conan: The Road of Kings delivers everything one would want in a pastiche. REH's voice: even though REH wrote in short story form for Conan, this novel still read similarly. It's pace was uber-fast and the fight scene's grim.

Conan: The Road of Kings (also called simply The Road of Kings is a Conan novel by Karl Edward Wagner first published by Bantam Books in October, 1979.

Karl Edward Wagner has done a masterful job at creating another fantastic adventure for Conan and the reader. He is a welcome addition to the ranks of Conan authors. There is no shortage of action and intrigue in this Conan novel. Written in the late 1970s, "Conan: The Road of Kings" is a good novel, the best of all the many Conan "pastiches" or, continuing stories by another writer other than the creator, that came out between the 1950s and 1990s. Although Karl Edward Wagner was an outstanding writer of fantasy and horror - his "Kane" novels are quite entertaining - his Conan is not quite the same as Robert E. Howard's.

In the days of old Kordava, the avenue had borne another name-now forgotten-and had been a wide, straight passage between proud buildings.

In the days of old Kordava, the avenue had borne another name-now forgotten-and had been a wide, straight passage between proud buildings s two carts abreast-Eel Street offered Korst his best point of assault, and, as his advance faltered elsewhere, the king’s general concentrated his attack here. A familiar voice hailed him from a group of wounded. You’re a welcome sight! Santiddio said you’d gone fishing. Carico was trying a dirty bandage about one massive thigh.

Conan: The Road of Kings. Facing the gallows for defending his honor-by killing the captain of the guard-the mighty Conan jumps feet first into a rescue attempt of one of his fellow prisoners. When Conan learns his rescuers are the daring Rebels of the White Rose, he joins their blood-soaked insurrection. But Conan's struggles are only beginning, for the road to the throne is defended by the Final warriors made of stone.

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Weetont
This is generally regarded as one of the better Conan pastiches, I couldn't disagree more. Wagner was wide of the mark when he penned his version of Conan, it's really just Kane with a different name. You'ld think that wouldn't matter, but it does. Kane would watch a child dance in a bar, Conan wouldn't. I set the book down at page 54. If you want to read some good Conan pastiches, see, John Maddox Roberts. Some of his are quite good. See: Conan The Rogue

Conan The Bold

Conan The Champion

Conan The Valorous

Kirizan
This is a great story in the Conan franchise. The book holds true to the Howard universe with the great style of Karl Edward Wagner. All the best things are there. Sorcery, battle, prison escapes, and court intrigues. Great read.

Mautaxe
Some writers decided to test their skills in writing the stories about the adventures of the restless warrior of Hyborian Age whose name was Conan. It is not so easy task to follow the very high standards drawn by Robert Ervin Howard - the extremely talented writer who created the character of Conan the Barbarian. This is the reason why not all authors who wrote and eventually published their stories with the action set in the Hyborian Age succeeded. One should not read the Conan stories that are written by L. Carpenter, because author really hates the main character of his works with the action set in the Hyborian Age. Conan stories by Lyon Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter (published by Lancer/Ace) reach the high level which puts them close to the Howard's works that cannot be surpassed. The stories on the famous Cimmerian written by Roland Green, Steve Perry, Sean Moore are quite good. Very good is the novel entitled as ''Conan and the road of kings'' by the Karl Edward Wagner, where author nicely showed the mechanisms of power (he showed also how power degrades people) and conspiracy in politics. On similar level I find Conan stories that were written by John Maddox Roberts and also those by Robert Jordan. Conan stories were created not only by American authors. There are also many Conan stories written by different Russian authors that use American pen-names. These works are extremely bad, and actually there is no Conan character present in the action of these novels! My comment on these books can be summarized as follows: Very bad, real disaster. This is a sort of phenomenon for a long, interesting sociological discussion. Russian writers are definitely not able to feel neither the atmosphere of Hyborian Age nor Conan's unique character. Resourceful, relentless and militant man with his own honour is simply beyond their intellectual perception.

Zorve
Wagner's pastiches are highly recommended.

Karl Edward Wagner was a dark fantasy hero, taking editing and writing very seriously. His expertise in adventure horror led him to develop the Sword & Sorcery amoral hero Kane (Gods in Darkness: The Complete Novels of Kane), which is legendary stuff. He also paid homage to Robert E. Howard by writing two pastiches: one for REH's hero Bran Mak Morn called Bran Mak Morn: Legion From The Shadows (a sequel to the Worms of the Earth short) and one for Conan called Conan: The Road of Kings. In both cases, Wagner took care to represent REH's Hyborian Age/milieu well while extending the canon slightly.

KEW ensured that Hyborian Age's historic cataclysms affected current life. The same events that sank Atlantis also covered the city of Kordova, the central local of this this book. The still inhabitable, underground city called the Pit and the drowned Kalenius's Tomb are not passive backdrops of history ... but affect the future of the land. The Pit was a great idea, only partially realized. Imagine manor houses and streets at the base of a grand canyon. There were many instances of fiery riots, but the consequences (like excess smoke/oxygen deprivation... and a lack of visibility were not demonstrated). "The Road of Kings" was written in 1979, before the popular Arnold movie that began with the oft quoted below (paraphrased from REH’s opening to Phoenix in the Sword).

“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—Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. 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."—The Nemedian Chronicles -Phoenix in the sword 1932 REH

“Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure! - Wizard from Conan the Barbarian Movie 1982”

Conan: The Road of Kings delivers everything one would want in a pastiche. REH's voice: even though REH wrote in short story form for Conan, this novel still read similarly. It's pace was uber-fast and the fight scene's grim. The milieu was true to Hyborbian Age as discussed above. Also, it followed Conan;s development from buccaneer to potential king well. It was also true to the Sword and Sorcery genre that spawned from REH: Callidos's Stygian Necromancy and controlling of the golem-esque Final Guard worked well for the "sorcery", and plenty of melee satisfied the "sword" aspect.

Illustrations by Tim Kirk start out nicely grim (i.e., execution charms and souvenirs , i.e., hands and heads that amplify the story) but then quickly turn into a sparse picture book glossary for armor and weapons (halberks, swords, etc. that don;t add much to the story). Keeping this from a 5-star is the Climax and Ending. The story arc was well designed but the delivery fell a little flat; the last chapter felt rushed and would have been better served drawn out. That said, Conan: The Road of Kings was a great fast read that will satisfy cravings for more Conan...but will only leave you wanting even another helping!

Fomand
This was a great read. One of the better Conan adventures. Great action, a couple of good twists, and decent character development. My only complaint is how one of the two main villains is taken out. We build through out the entire story to this characters death and it is over with as little detail as possible. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil this otherwise great Conan book. Pick this one up if you're a long time Conan fan or just getting started.

I am hcv men
Plucked from the gallows by the daring rebels of the White Rose, the mighty Conan joins his rescuers in their blood-soaked struggle to rid Zingara of its hated despot. Soon Conan himself will draw steel against a new, still crueler tyrant and his terrifying Final Guard - the indestructible warriors of stone from the age of legends.

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