From the turbulent seas to the deepest, darkest jungles, the
barbarian Conan moves ever closer to his destiny as king and
conqueror. Allied with the deadly she-pirate Belit, Conan
journeys further into the most savage and untamed Hyborian
lands, and into his own heart of darkness...
of the River-Dragons and Other Stories is
another cracking addition to the Chronicles of Conan
series. The "river-dragons", and their "riders"
of the title refer to a clan of men who ride crocodiles into
is captured by these natives, who wish to offer her to their
feared leader, and understandably neither her nor Conan are
best pleased about it. And, as Conan sets about flexing his
muscles and running after his love interest, Belit has troubles
of her own to contend with. Amra, the head of the river-dragon
riders, fancies his chances with Belit. And how can she not
fall for this hunk of pure testerone - who can command lions?
his bid to free Belit, Conan must wrestle to the ground crocodiles,
wild boar, a leopard and, believe it or not, a gang of crazed
yet another collection from the days when real men weren't
afraid to work up a sweat and run around attacking anything
that moved. Back then everything was fine until someone stole
your woman - and then you went berserk.
it's not all animal slaughtering and muscle flexing. Conan
also happens across a band of Vikings - who like their wine
- and manages to literally hug a man to death.
we've come to expect from this series, the artwork is faultless
and the writing, if showing its age a little, is full of real
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