Conan the Barbarian, the world’s most famous fantasy hero, returns in an all-new novel tied directly to the famous works by his legendary creator, Robert E. Howard.
Mercenary, thief, soldier, usurper, Conan has faced conquering armies, wicked sorcerers, and monstrous creatures, wielding a savage sword that cuts a bloody swath across the Hyborian Age. In this all-new novel tying directly into Howard’s definitive canon, Conan is a paid mercenary in a remote Stygian town. There he meets Valeria of the Red Brotherhood, a brilliant swordswoman whose skills lead him to recruit her to the mercenary group. Her take-no-prisoners approach runs afoul of the corrupt politics, and a price lands on Valeria’s head. Seeking to survive, she and Conan become entangled in the vengeful schemes of a priest of Set, the serpent god.
A superstar of novels, short fiction, comics, video games, films, and an upcoming Netflix series, his adventures have inspired many of the most popular authors of the 20th and 21st centuries. This is the first in a series of brand-new, officially licensed standalone adventures, with spot illustrations throughout and a bonus: the original “Red Nails” short story by Robert E. Howard himself.