Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Savage Barbarian Hardcover – September 4, 2006
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
This book is commemorating the centennial of Howard's birth in 1906, which is as good of a reason as any to justify putting this book together.Read more ›
...but these are minor complaints.
The primary focus is on the official REH Conan stories, although it does cover some pastiches as well. In these cases, Roy Thomas calls these "unconfirmed myths and legends". The book completely ignores the two Conan movies, and (thankfully) the horrendus TV series.
Its been so long, I forgot what a gifted Conan writer that Roy Thomas was. In my opinion, his original stories (especially the Belit story arc) were consistently way better and more imaginative than anything L. Sprague de Camp or Robert Jordan were doing at the same time. This book is obviously a labor of love. If you're a REH or a Conan fan, then you MUST have this as part of your collection. Highly recommended!
On the plus side, the recent illustrations from the new Del Rey editions are also presented here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not a guide to Robert E Howard's Conan, so much as a guide to the wider Conan world, including comics, etc (but not the movies). Read morePublished 8 months ago by htugig
For those who enjoy their Conan the Barbarian in lurid graphic-novel or vintage comic-book form, "Conan: The Ultimate Guide" is nearly as irresistible as an evening's visit... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bill Slocum
Robert E. Howard's seems to be immortal in this detail volume that features all sorts of art to tell his full story of high adventure and barbaric survival with a strong will and... Read morePublished on May 29, 2014 by Winston Blakely
Printed in 2006, in time for the Robert E. Howard (REH) centennial, "Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Savage Barbarian," attempts to chronicle the Cimmerian's... Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by T. Henkle
I wanted to have a good history on hand of Conan and this isn't bad. Still, I found it lacking some of the details I was hoping for. Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by Paul86
"Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Savage Barbarian" is a lush, beautiful--and sadly incomplete--guide to the (comic book) world of Conan. Read morePublished on November 15, 2011 by Zack Davisson
As a long time Robert E. Howard and Conan fan, I was thoroughly impressed with this book. While I can understand that some REH purists may be put off by the fact that this book... Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by Bret Bradshaw