Conan of the Isles As the Red Terror a bizarre magical dark force whose victims disappear without a trace descends upon Aquilonia King Conan sets out to destroy its source evil conquest hungry sorcerer priests fro

  • Title: Conan of the Isles
  • Author: L. Sprague de Camp Lin Carter
  • ISBN: 9780441116232
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • As the Red Terror, a bizarre, magical dark force whose victims disappear without a trace, descends upon Aquilonia, King Conan sets out to destroy its source, evil, conquest hungry sorcerer priests from across the sea Reissue.

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    1. L. Sprague de Camp Lin Carter says:

      Lyon Sprague de Camp, Pseudonym Lyman R Lyon was an American science fiction and fantasy author and biographer In a writing career spanning fifty years he wrote over one hundred books, including novels and notable works of nonfiction, such as biographies of other important fantasy authors.He was widely regarded as an imaginative and innovative writer and was an important figure in the heyday of science fiction, from the late 1930 s through the late 1940 s.



    2 thoughts on “Conan of the Isles

    1. aaaarghtime for some conan! he's an old man (relatively speaking) in this one, king, w/a son (and possibly other children), listening to some tax dispute, hungering for the hunt, gray (the word is silverr kings and suchhonest plumbers from sheboygan have grayi call it blonde but that's just me) showing in his hair and beard, some weight lost.n of the isles, #12, 1968there's a mapere's adedicated to john jakes, fritz leiber, michael moorcock, and jack vance--our colleagues in s.a.g.a.--the swords [...]

    2. The simple version of the story is that someone asked L. Sprague De Camp, Lin Carter and Bjorn Nyberg to complete some of Howard’s unfinished Conan stories, to rewrite some of his non-Conan stories as Conan stories and to write some whole new Conan stories or pastiches. The idea of finishing and rewriting and writing these Conan stories may or may not have been a good idea, depending on whatever stance you care to take, but getting De Camp, Carter and Nyberg to do it was a huge mistake, a very [...]

    3. Probably one of my favourite Conan stories not written by Robert E. Howard. I have read this many times in the past but apparently last in 2003 (Yeah, I keep count) and still recall certain scenes vividly. Fun read!!Probably the final chapter in Conan's saga. Old friends feature as do recollections of other Conan adventures, as the aging Conan abdicates his kingship to his son and heads out on another fantastic quest across the western sea.

    4. for some reason I thought Conan was going to die in this one, he was an old man, he gave up his kingdom and set out on one last adventure, as far as I know this was the last story chronologically although it has been a good 20 years since I read any Conan story.

    5. Although L. Sprague de Camp et al. did a good job of filling in the gaps that Conan’s creator Robert E. Howard left behind in the character’s history, I feel that they should’ve done one of two things after “Conan the Conqueror”:1) Condensed their ideas into one book instead of three2) Write no more and let “Conan the Conqueror” have the final wordMy reasoning for option one is that the last three books in the original series of twelve are good in parts but average on the whole. On [...]

    6. onan of the Isles, by by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, was first published in 1968 and is the last book (book 12) of the "original" Conan series. Conan has been ruling Aquilonia for some twenty years, and has consolidated his power and neutered his enemies. Aquilonia has flourished under his rule and Conan finds himself tired of the life of a king and nostalgic for his old days of adventuring. His wife Zenobia is dead, having passed in childbirth, and his oldest son, Conn, is now twenty years [...]

    7. Back in the day, I went through a sword and sorcery phase and had owned all 12 of the Ace Conan paperbacks. They were nice paperbacks, with Boris cover art and all that, but the phase ended and one day I needed space on the ol' shelves and I ended up getting rid of all of them but this one. Conan of the Isles was the story of Conan's retirement. He hands over the throne of Aquilonia to his son Conn and heads off on a nice Atlantic cruise. Okay, so Conan's idea of a nice cruise is to recruit a c [...]

    8. A 2005 gift from a former co worker, this book sat on the shelf until 2016. This is the first non R.E. Howard Conan book I have ever read ( I own all the originals in hardcover ). As a longtime fan, it is reminiscent of the old comic books which were mostly by Roy Thomas. Unfortunately it is astonishingly bad, dreadfully laughable dialog and predictable stereotypes abound. It amazes me that such drivel came from the pens of two such highly respected science fiction and fantasy writers as L. Spra [...]

    9. The last of the original Conan books. Conan of the Isles (book 12) was an entertaining book to read, full of adventure and barbarism. Conan's wife Zenobia is dead and Conan's son Conn takes on the crown of Aquilonia, the mightiest kingdom on the known planet. After passing on the crown to his son, Conan crosses the Western Ocean for an adventure in a surviving Atlantian nation, which is basically Aztec. Conan and the crew of his pirate ship \find themselves facing human sacrifice and fighting dr [...]

    10. Another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howards stories. I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read. Message me if you need a list of what is good from this awesome fantasy and action writer.

    11. A correct pop corn story. The plot is pretty straightforward and its main strength is that we are dealing with an old Conan here, which makes it a bit different than the other pastiches. The Aztec flavor is interesting as well (even though we have to suspend disbelief hard to accept that Conan master the local tongue in just a few days). It is a pity no other pastiche author tried to write an adventure in the last years of Conan's reign.

    12. Fairly standard Conan fare, has some annoying bits (yes, fine, you got to America, we get it, no need to rub our faces in it), logical errors (a sword is clearly better-forged than a chain, so should be able to cut it!), and so on, but was still (mostly) enjoyable to read, and the lack of black villains and damsels in distress makes this one instantly superior.

    13. Definitely wasn't written by Howard, but it's an okay collection of Conan adventures. The references to discovering a North-American-type world at the end of the book were a little weird, though; very un-Conan like. Long live the king.

    14. Worst of the original 12 book series, IMO. Not horrible, but Conan spent the book relying on others to save him. If not for the actions of others and sheer dumb luck, he would have died several times over during this adventure.

    15. I thought that it was a relatively simple story. Plenty of action going on throughout and very well described. I could easily picture in my mind's eye what the author was describing at any given time whether it was an action sequence or a place or the description of any of the characters.

    16. It was decent escapism, but the plot was thin and predictable. In short, it lacked the touch of the master. No one writes Conan like Robert E. Howard.

    17. The books I'd take to a desert island.The books I'd save from a house on fire.The books I read over and over.The best of the best.

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