By Robert E. Howard
The Conan Chronicles: quantity 1: the folks of the Black Circle is a set of myth brief tales written via Robert E. Howard that includes his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The ebook was once released in 2000 by way of Gollancz as 8th quantity in their fable Masterworks sequence. The booklet, edited via Stephen Jones, offers the tales of their inner chronological order. lots of the tales initially seemed within the magazines The Phantagraph, bizarre stories, Super-Science Fiction, journal of Horror and fable Fiction.
Map of the Hyborian Age
"The Hyborian Age"
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"The corridor of the useless" (synopsis)
"The God within the Bowl"
"Rogues within the House"
"The Hand of Nergal" (fragment)
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter"
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"The Vale of misplaced Women"
"The Snout at nighttime" (draft)
"Shadows within the Moonlight"
"A Witch will probably be Born"
"Shadows in Zamboula"
"The satan in Iron"
"The humans of the Black Circle"
"The Slithering Shadow"
"Drums of Tombalku" (draft)
"The Pool of the Black One"
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In the chamber adjoining this one,' answered the guard. 'It's wrapped about a marble pillar, where no doubt the murderer thought it would be safe from detection. I couldn't reach it. ' He led the way into a room filled with marble statuary, and pointed to a tall column, one of several which served a purpose more of ornament to set off the statues, than of utility. And then he halted and stared. ' he cried. ' snorted Dionus. ' swore the guardsman. 'Coiled about the pillar just above those carven leaves.
This he slew by casting great blocks of stone upon it from an elevation, and then descending and hacking it to pieces with his sword. He had made his way to the great palace which was hewn out of a single monstrous hill of stone in the center of the city. He was seeking an entrance, when Nestor came upon him again, sword in hand, having followed him over the wall. Conan disgustedly advised him to aid him in securing the vast fabulous treasure instead of fighting. After some argument the Gunderman agreed, and they made their way into the palace, eventually coming to the great treasure chamber, where warriors of a by-gone age lay about in life-like positions.
Then go you down these stairs and enter the ebony chamber where Yara sits wrapped in lotus-dreams of evil. Speak his name and he will awaken. " Then get you from the tower quickly; fear not, your way shall be made clear. The life of man is not the life of Yag, nor is human death the death of Yag. ' Uncertainly Conan approached, and Yag-kosha, or Yogah, as if sensing his uncertainty, indicated where he should strike. Conan set his teeth and drove the sword deep. Blood streamed over the blade and his hand, and the monster started convulsively, then lay back quite still.
THE CONAN CHRONICLES VOLUME 1 - THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE by Robert E. Howard