A Witch Shall Be Born Robert E. Howard #ConanChronology

1. The Blood-Red Crescent Taramis, Queen of Khauran, awakened from a dream-haunted slumber to a silence that seemed more like the stillness of nighted catacombs than the normal quiet of a sleeping palace. She lay staring into the darkness, wondering why the candles in their golden candelabra had gone out…. Continue Reading

Shadows in the Moonlight REH #ConanChronology

1 A swift crashing of horses through the tall reeds; a heavy fall, a despairing cry. From the dying steed there staggered up its rider, a slender girl in sandals and girdled tunic. Her dark hair fell over her white shoulders, her eyes were those of a trapped animal. She… Continue Reading

Queen of the Black Coast Part 1 Robert E. Howard #ConanChronology

Chapter I: Conan Joins the Pirates Believe green buds awaken in the spring, That autumn paints the leaves with somber fire; Believe I held my heart inviolate To lavish on one man my hot desire. The Song of Belît Hoofs drummed down the street that sloped to the wharfs. The… Continue Reading

Black Colossus Ch. 2 by R.E. Howard #ConanChronology

Rumors drifted up through the meadowlands, into the cities of the Hyborians. The word ran along the caravans, the long camel-trains plodding through the sands, herded by lean, hawkeyed men in white kaftans. It was passed on by the hook-nosed herdsmen of the grasslands, from the dwellers in tents to… Continue Reading

Black Colossus Ch. 1 Robert E. Howard #ConanChronology

“The Night of Power, when Fate stalked through the corridors of the world like a colossus just risen from an age-old throne of granite—” E. Hoffman Price: The Girl from Samarcand Only the age-old silence brooded over the mysterious ruins of Kuthchemes, but Fear was there; Fear quivered in the mind… Continue Reading