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by Robert Jordan

  • ISBN: 0312871953
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Robert Jordan
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (October 14, 1999)
  • Pages: 512 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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The Conan Chronicles is a collection of fantasy novels by American writers Robert Jordan, featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard.

The Conan Chronicles is a collection of fantasy novels by American writers Robert Jordan, featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. The book was published in 1995 by Tor Books and collects three novels previously published by Tor. Conan the Invincible. Conan the Unconquered.

even though robert jordan first captured me with the wheel of time series after book 6 it just all went downhill from . Now that is how you introduce a city! The Further Chronicles of Conan features Conan the Magnificent, Conan the Triumphant, and Conan the Victorious.

even though robert jordan first captured me with the wheel of time series after book 6 it just all went downhill from there BIGTIME. BUT i must give him his due he sure can write some conan novels!!. It also includes a really beautiful map by Ellisa Mitchell based on Howard’s map. Mitchell also did the map for The Wheel of Time.

Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of The Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer ever .

Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of The Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer ever to tell the stories of Conan the Barbarian.

Robert Jordan, who added to the Conan saga before breaking fresh ground of his own, provided some of the most satisfying adventures since Howard himself

Ships from and sold by jetbooks123. Robert Jordan, who added to the Conan saga before breaking fresh ground of his own, provided some of the most satisfying adventures since Howard himself. There aren't many writers who can produce exceptional work within the imagination of another, but Jordan is one of those rarities. Science Fiction Chronicle.

Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of The Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer ever to tell the stories of Conan the Barbarian

Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of The Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer ever to tell the stories of Conan the Barbarian.

The Further Chronicles of Conan. Robert jordan writing as reagan o’neal. These gripping tales of love and bravery in America’s tumultuous past chronicle the lives of the Fallon men as they encounter adventure, forbidden love, and history. Robert jordan writing as jackson o’reilly.

Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of the Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer since Robert E. Howard to tell the stories of Conan the Barbarian

Robert Jordan, international bestselling author of the Wheel of Time series, has been called the greatest writer since Robert E. Howard to tell the stories of Conan the Barbarian.

A Tom Doherty Associates book. Previously published in hardcover: New York : Tor, 1999. Conan the magnificent - Conan the triumphant - Conan the victorious. A compilation of three novels focusing on Conan and his adventures as a powerful warrior. Collections and other books. Short story collections. The Conan Chronicles is a collection of fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Contents.

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Includes Conan the Magnificent, Conan the Triumphant, and Conan the Victorious.
Reviews about The Further Chronicles of Conan (7):
Golkis
At first I was all about the original Robert E. Howard stories (and they are still the best stories) for a good number of years but after practically memorizing the original short stories, I wanted more even if it meant inferior quality. And yes, a lot of the stories don't hold a candle to the best of Howard's but some of them feel just fit right in with the whole lore of Conan and I was pleasantly surprised.
Kale
CONAN!
Marr
not the most complex of plots but it is fun if you like the Arnold movies style then this should fit your expectations .
Anararius
Another Outstanding trio of savage Conan stories by the master Robert Jordan.
Arguably the best Conan writer after the great Robert E Howard.
The collection of stories really captures the nature of the barbarian warrior as he battles
sorcerers ,evil rulers,etc, spending his illgotten gains obtained from fat greedy merchants on loose women and drink
A feast for red blooded men
Rrinel
even though robert jordan first captured me with the wheel of time series after book 6 it just all went downhill from there BIGTIME...BUT i must give him his due he sure can write some conan novels!!. jordan is at his best here all of his conan books made me roar with laughter and made me hunt for more... kudos jordan come back to writing conan and forget the WOT series.
Linn
Jordan doesn’t really get Conan. But Jordan is a very fine storyteller. He stumbled in his first Conan book (Conan the Invincible) but his books got better as he went on. This omnibus is slightly better overall than the first.

Jordan may not quite get Conan, but his Conan is charismatic and clever, not just strong. The barbarian versus civilization theme is dropped entirely, even though Jordan’s Conan is young. I think I would probably have rather seen Jordan write an older Conan. Jordan’s Conan who doesn’t understand women is a little off. That was of course a theme Jordan would return to, and you see hints of several themes that Jordan would explore much more fully in his own epic fantasy: prophecy, the twisting of rumor, politics, a battle of the sexes.

Jordan writes Conan feminine foils with a lot of moxie, but superficial similarities notwithstanding, they are different in kind from Howard’s. Red Nails is the closest Howard story in structure to Jordan’s as far as the women go. There are usually at least two in Jordan’s stories, and at least one of those antagonistic to Conan throughout, even if she does succumb to her carnal attraction to him. The romance is very much in the vein of the bodice ripper. This sort of thing works much better in The Wheel of Time, where it is toned way down, there are (many, many) female POV characters, and the whole battle of the sexes thing is baked right into the worldbuilding.

Jordan isn’t the stylist Howard was, and he didn’t try to be. But his Conan books feature his finest prose, especially the books in this omnibus. He didn’t laden it with as much description as he later would. He gets a little overambitious with the vocabulary, but the results can be beautiful. Check out this description of Shadizar that was mistaken for a passage of Howard’s after I posted it to Twitter:

“Night caressed Shadizar, that city known as ‘the Wicked’ and veiled the happenings which justified that name a thousand times over. The darkness that brought respite to other cities drew out the worst in Shadizar of the Alabaster Towers, Shadizar of the Golden Domes, city of venality and debauchery.

“In a score of marble chambers silk-clad nobles coerced wives not theirs to their beds, and many-chinned merchants licked fat lips over the abductions of competitors’ nubile daughters. Perfumed wives, fanned by slaves wielding snowy ostrich plumes, plotted the cuckolding of husbands, sometimes their own, while hot-eyed young women of wealth or noble birth or both schemed at circumventing the guards placed on their supposed chastity. Nine women and thirty-one men, one a beggar and one a lord, died by murder. The gold of ten wealthy men was taken from iron vaults by thieves, and fifty others increased their wealth at the expense of the poor. In three brothels perversions never before contemplated by humankind were created. Doxies beyond number plied their ancient trade from the shadows, and twisted, ragged beggars preyed on the trulls’ wine-soaked patrons. No man walked the streets unarmed, but even in the best quarters of the city arms were often not enough to save one’s silver from cutpurses and footpads. Night in Shadizar was in full cry.”

Now that is how you introduce a city!

The Further Chronicles of Conan features Conan the Magnificent, Conan the Triumphant, and Conan the Victorious. It also includes a really beautiful map by Ellisa Mitchell based on Howard’s map. Mitchell also did the map for The Wheel of Time.

Conan the Magnificent

I saw Jordan’s widow and editor Harriet McDougal mention that in rereading Jordan’s Conan stories it was “very obvious to [her], looking back, that [Jordan] was brooding about the events in Afghanistan at that time.” This is the book that she was referring to, written in the middle of the Soviet-Afghan War (Leonard Carpenter’s Conan the Hero also shows the influence of that war).

An evil sorcerer is uniting the hillmen of the Kezankian Mountains. The influence of Aghan-style Islam is plain. Howard featured the “Afghuli” who lived in the “Himelian” mountains in The People of the Black Circle, but Jordan uses the Kezankian Mountains and its hillmen.

Conan the Magnificent also has an honest-to-God dragon, although Jordan uses the term “drake,” perhaps because Howard already used “dragon” to refer to a more dinosaur-like beast in Red Nails.

4 of 5 Stars.

Conan the Triumphant

Conan the Triumphant is almost a direct sequel to Conan the Defender, for all that Jordan wrote two other Conan books in the interim. It opens with Conan commanding the Free Company he formed in that book. Ianthe in Ophir is on the verge of collapse between a distracted, dying king and a scheming noblewoman sorceress. This might be my second least favorite of Jordan’s Conan books, although it is certainly better than Conan Invincible.

3.5 of 5 Stars.

Conan the Victorious

The plot of Conan the Victorious defies easy description. Conan kills a city guardsman in a dispute over a woman. Unfortunately, the guardsman was captain of the palace guard of a prince assassinated that night, and the twisting of rumor ties a “giant northlander” to that crime. He winds up fleeing Sultanapur and traveling to Vendhya, where he foils a wizard’s plotting. (It’s a lot more complicated than that.)

Conan the Victorious might be Jordan’s best Conan book. The plot is complex. The obligatory evil sorcerer is more fully fleshed out than per the usual, and without sacrificing precious pages of Conan. Jordan’s decadent, dangerous Vendhya is his best work of worldbuilding from his Conan books. It would presage his ability to both interweave Eastern elements into his worldbuilding in The Wheel of Time and to create the Seanchan and Shara Eastern-inspired empires. But he never wrote anything this dissolute in The Wheel of Time. It is unabashedly exotic, with shades of the old chinoiserie sub-genre.

4.5 of 5 Stars.

Jordan’s Conan books are fine to read in publication order, but according to his own chronology, the chronological order is: Conan the Destroyer, Conan the Magnificent, Conan the Invincible, Conan the Victorious, Conan the Unconquered, Conan the Defender, Conan the Triumphant.
Naktilar
This book contains three Conan tales: “Conan the Magnificent”, “Conan the Triumphant”, and “Conan the Victorious”. All three of these are completely great, and as much as I adore “The Wheel of Time” series, I wish Robert Jordan could have given us a few more of these Conan stories. He’s such a strong writer, and great at describing the living, breathing world of Conan. To be honest, I haven’t read the original Howard stories yet, so I don’t know how they compare, but I do know that I love what he’s doing here. Don’t miss the previous collection: “The Conan Chronicles” as a few characters from there reappear in this volume.
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 Robert as well, sheesh.

Conan the Magnificent is actually quite a reasonable pastiche. The barbarian runs into a female thief, who bests him before he realises.

Getting into more trouble, he has to leave Shadizar for a while, where he encounters a female noblewoman who likes to hunt with a small retinue.

Some others would like her jewels and other treasures lurk, so there is sword swinging to be done, and an evil sorcerer to top it off.

3.5 out of 5

Conan this time has three women to deal with, although the first, a young nobleman reduced to trying out trulldom is easy, once he finds her employment.

The high priestess of a demon lord he is working for and does not know it is far worse.

Karela the Red Hawk just likes to compare him to any dirty ugly animal she can think of because she likes him so much and doesn't know whether to shag him or stab him.
All this on top of leading a Free Company.

3 out of 5

Conan gets poisoned, and gets to trade sword blows with more than one demon, as well as deal with devious Vendhyans.

3 out of 5

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