Anyone who writes Conan stories immediately draws the scrutiny of true believers--those of us who carted around tattered Carter and de Camp paperbacks in our book bags for years, drooling over the lusty Boris Vallejo covers (laughably tame compared to the Weird Tales covers from the '20s and '30s, where Conan first appeared). But Jordan gets it right, some argue better than anyone but REH himself, soundly grasping the first rule of Conan writing: the stories aren't about Conan; Conan is the story. A problematic hero, an almost elemental force, Conan exists beyond good and evil--the predictable wench-hoisting and head-cleaving of a good Conan tale are just a backdrop for the blue-eyed barbarian, which plays perfectly to Jordan's superlative descriptive skills.
This second Jordan collection is classic Conan: The Magnificent pits the Cimmerian against belligerent hill people, a golden-eyed fire beast, and bow-toting noble babe Jondra; in The Triumphant, Conan kicks butt on the evil god Al'Kiir and his sinister (and, of course, hot) servant Lady Synelle; The Victorioushas Conan wounded by a poisoned assassin's blade--and his search for an antidote leads him to Vendhya and a subterranean crypt guarded by the eight-armed beast Masrok and a host of demons. Crom and steel! --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The lamp was defective right out of the box. It rasied a buble on the base immeadiatly upon use. Should have bought a name brand in the first place.Published 17 months ago by RG
Am omnibus collection of three reasonable Robert Jordan Conan pastiches. They try hard to be confusing with Conan publishing, with Chronicles all over the place, and with his name... Read morePublished on August 1, 2007 by Blue Tyson
even though robert jordan first captured me with the wheel of time series after book 6 it just all went downhill from there BIGTIME... Read morePublished on April 22, 2005 by Shihaisha
The original Conan stories were interesting despite Robert Howard's frenetic style. Overwritten as they were, they still evoked unique worlds and sensuous action. Read morePublished on October 2, 2001
I read the first story of this collected trilogy and enjoyed it. The first story was "Conan the Magnificant." It was enjoyable. Read morePublished on October 14, 2000 by Jerry Dean