Conan the Liberator (PDF)

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review Ê Conan the Liberator 108 The hour of darkness was upon Auilonia proudest kingdom of the great Hyborian world Brave men cowered for a madman wore the crown Now mighty Conan s. Content warning These remarks contain heresy against certain beloved genre icons They also go on rather longer than a book of this uality really deservesFist of all on its own ualitative merits this book really earns only about two stars The plot is predictable the story deerivative and the protagonist Conan does little in the novel but be there and be Conan The action goes on about him leaving him little to do I gave it for stars because of how much I enjopyed what it says about fan written literature That is what this novel really is a grand piece of fan lit that says much about why we fans sometimes write the stuff and why it generally suffers such a low reputation for ualityBefore trashing de Camp and Carter too throughly I will get down on bended knee and pay them the homage they deserve as the men arguably most repsonsible for rescuing Conan and by extension the swords sorcery pulp genre from the dustbin of literary history By the 70s Howard and a lot of his contemporaries were all but forgotten save for a small number of loyal fans Carter and de Camp were just such fans and when the 70s saw a Tolkien driven boom in the adult demand for fantasy they used that boom to bring R E Howard back into printSadly they also indulged in that classic fan urge to emulate the master and so wrote a number of their own Conan stories Unlike most of us fans of a particular author or genre can rarely bring our efforts before than a handful of eyes they were industry insiders able to get their work published Most of their Howard pastiches suffer from the three biggest flaws of fan lit Conan the Liberator is merely the most high profileThe most predictable flaw is that the uality of writing is not up to that of the original master in this case Howard Carte is a fine example of how some of us fan writers are simply not as good as we would like to be The kindest thing I can think to say of his efforts as a writer is that he will be most fondly remembered for is contributions as an editor and anthologist De Camp who has written well when not writing Conan demonstrates that most often those of with talent exhibit it better when we are pursuing original ideas not when are copying our literary heroesA heinous flaw is that they put the protagonist Conan on a heroes pedestal atop fo which he can do no wrong This kind of hero admiration is endemic to fan literature adn it constrains the hero from doing much of anything at all In the case of Conan it prevents him from displaying any of his moody darker side as he did so enjoyably when in Howard s hands There is little dull than a hero on a pedestal and this alone is why most fan literature stinksFinally like many fans Carter and de Camp are bound by too many cliches of the day The late 70s was a time when very nearly every fantasy paperback had a blurb on the cover to the effect The greatest insert verbiage here since Lord of the Rings Tolkien think is evident in how Carter and de Camp handled Howard They found it desirable to try build Conan s life story into a grand epic by first arranging the original Howard tales along some imagined timeline and then designed their own stories to fill in the numerous gaps This particular novel a story of how Conan claimed the crown of Auilonia is surely a product of this kind of Tolkien think which also makes it soemthing Howard himself would probably never have written His methodology was to write stories as they came to him with now thought to chronology as random snapshots from this character s chaotic life I also suspect that if by some chance he had lived to write such a tale it would have been far shorter lurid and violent than this rather pale and constrained piece these fan writers producedIf you want to check out Conan the Liberator in a form that can be finished uickly it can be had in graphic novel form Look for The Savage Sword of Conan volume 6 Or if you have never read any Conan at all start with reprints of the original Howard tales not the stuff by later writers Ballantine publishes a very nice collection in three volumes Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z) of darkness was upon Auilonia proudest kingdom Exposition of the great Hyborian world Brave men cowered for a madman wore the crown Now mighty Conan s. 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review Ê Conan the Liberator 108 Word in hand girded himself for a terrible confrontation Chosen commander in chief of the rebels the great hero faced a deadly foe Numedides mad kin. definitely better than Conan and the Spider God I enjoyed it fairly well Interesting cover painting too Shrewsbury Station Just After Six of the rebels the great hero faced a deadly foe Numedides mad kin. definitely better than Conan and the Spider God I enjoyed it fairly well Interesting cover painting too

Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp

review Ê Conan the Liberator 108 G of Auilonia and his vaunted sorcerer Thulandra Thuu Who would survive this monstrous battle of good and evil When would the forces of light prevai. I found this to be an awkward contrivance It leans heavily on borrowed conventions without fully understanding Robert E Howard s most influential and enduring character Absurd solutions to problems the main character faces literally pop up without warning foreshadowing or backstory I wonder how little time was invested in thinking through plot complications Characterizations of the two main characters are sloppy bearing little resemblance to Conan of the Howard stories save the physical description and even less the many wizards sorcerers and witches who stalk the night ed halls of Howard s Hyborean Age In short this is a poor imitation and at best a mediocre attempt at sword and sorcery


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    Conan the Liberator (PDF) Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp characters Conan the Liberator So how did Conan become the King of Auilonia exactly? It's rather an important step in his saga a turning point in his life yet one Robert E Howard never got around to telling before he died So it was that a storyteller of the new ge

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    L. Sprague de Camp Á 8 Summary Conan the Liberator (PDF) Content warning These remarks contain heresy against certain beloved genre icons They also go on rather longer than a book of this uality really deservesFist of all on its own ualitative merits this book really earns only about two stars The plot is predictable the story deerivative and the protagonist Conan does little i

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    L. Sprague de Camp Á 8 Summary Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp characters Conan the Liberator DNF 25%Huge difference between this book Howard's Not enjoyable

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    Conan the Liberator (PDF) Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp One of the best non howard conan tales told

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    Conan the Liberator (PDF) Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp characters Conan the Liberator definitely better than Conan and the Spider God I enjoyed it fairly well Interesting cover painting too

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    L. Sprague de Camp Á 8 Summary Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp characters Conan the Liberator A major uestion has always been Just how did Conan gain the Auilonian throne? Here it is answered King Numedide

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    Conan the Liberator (PDF) Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp L. Sprague de Camp Á 8 Summary Cleary Conan novels are about the life and times of our hero and this particular title delves into his life as the general of an army of rebellion trying to take AuiloniaSo as a general Conan is portrayed planning troop movements leading skirmishes and overseeing the campaign against King Numedides The latter is crazy and

  8. says: L. Sprague de Camp Á 8 Summary Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp characters Conan the Liberator

    Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp L. Sprague de Camp Á 8 Summary Conan the Liberator (PDF) I found this to be an awkward contrivance It leans heavily on borrowed conventions without fully understanding Robert E Howard's most influential and enduring character Absurd solutions to problems the main character faces literally pop up wi

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    characters Conan the Liberator Conan the Liberator (PDF) Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á L. Sprague de Camp A good but conflicted Conan readDe camp turns in a better than average Conan tale unfortunately in this one it seems like the author couldn’t decide if he was writing a Conan adventure or a military fiction Most of the book reads like Tom Clancy wrote a medieval war story There is enough high fantasy here to keep you e

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    Conan the Liberator (PDF) Not badly written but not very original covering all the standard tropes of and he shall be king fantasy stories the mad king the evil sorcerer the treacherous femme fatale the former enemy that changes sides at the last minute to save the dayit's all here

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  • Paperback
  • 191
  • Conan the Liberator
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • English
  • 15 February 2020
  • 9780441116171