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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Conan of Venarium
  • Harry Turtledove
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9780765343888

10 thoughts on “Conan of Venarium

  1. says:

    This is the only Conan novel by alternate history maven Harry Turtledove In William Galen Gray's chronology it is the first Conan tale followed

  2. says:

    Robert Howard never wrote the story of Conan's childhood or provided the reason why he left Cimmeria and never returned Harry Turtledove gives us a serviceable version of the young Conan story complete with reuisite giant snake and a demon but mostly a story of occupation war and a view of how both sides see the other in

  3. says:

    I've held out on reading any Conan books not authored by creator Robert E Howard but I loved Turtledove's Guns of the South and had to give this one a try I wasn't disappointedNo one could possibly match Robert E Howard's lush and florid style and Turtledove wisely doesn't even try Instead he brings something to a Conan tale that Howard nev

  4. says:

    Conan as written by the master of alternative history Will Conan be met by Swiss from the future offering him an arsenal of Sig Sauers Will aliens invade Auilonia at the heart of their battle with the Picts Will Conan give up the sword and become a shepherd The answer is no The only alternative history here is that the y

  5. says:

    Excellent a convincing preuel to all the Conan stories

  6. says:

    “And I will tell you one thing no matter how little you care to hear it – no one dies of a broken heart even if people wish they could Do you understand that”As a kid I collected uite a few of the old de Camp and Carter editions of the Conan the Barbarian stories The Robert E Howard originals amazed me but the further the books stretched beyond him the less interest I had in reading them But Conan of Venarium was penned by Harry Tu

  7. says:

    I can't remember when I last read a book or story with the famous 'Conan' as hero It's been many years for sure but there was a time that I greatly enjoyed those books And so when I saw this title on a shelf I was eager to give it a read Sadly I found it sorely lackingTurtledove's actual writing style was just fine though it did lack the excitement that Robert E Howard or even Lin Carter or L Sprague de Camp manage to put into the stories

  8. says:

    This book was pretty much as I expected gripping but terribly written Harry Turtledove writes like a delinuent 12 year old and his subject matter being the stuff of video games this only enforces the impression This is the first Conan book I've read I started with this one because the goodreads Conan chronology instructed

  9. says:

    In the saga of Conan the Cimmerians the sacking of Venarium represents his emergence upon the Hyborian stage Harry Turtledove tells a raucous tale filled with battles barbarian bloodlust and a mite of magic fir

  10. says:

    I read this book for two reasons I am a fan of the Conan Sagas going back to my late teensearly twenties and I am considering a fantasy novel in the Conan vein I can’t say I am a hardline fan as some are trashing the book for not living up to the character of the Cimmerian forged by Robert E Howard so long ago However whatever issues the book did have I enjoyed the story for what it was a look into the beginnings of what may have made t

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Conan of Venarium

Before he becomes the wandering adventurer we know from the tales of Howard and othersOn the verge of adulthood he lives in a Cimmerian hamlet caring for his ailing mother working in his father's smithy and casting his eye on the weaver's daughter next doorThen war comes an invasion by the Auilonian Empire Conan burns to join the fight but he's deemed too young Then from the border country comes an unbelievable report The Auilonians have smashed the Cimmerian defending forces and can Excellent a convincing preuel to all the Conan stories

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A new Conan adventure from one of today's most popular writers of fantasy and SFFor decades millions of readers have thrilled to the adventures of Conan the barbarian adventurer invented by Robert E Howard and further chronicled by other fantasy greats including such notables as L Sprague de Camp Poul Anderson and Robert JordanNow Harry Turtledove one of today's most popular writers of fantasy and SF contributes a novel to the Conan saga a tale of Conan in his youth in the year or so Robert Howard never wrote the story of Conan s childhood or provided the reason why he left Cimmeria and never returned Harry Turtledove gives us a serviceable version of the young Conan story complete with reuisite giant snake and a demon but mostly a story of occupation war and a view of how both sides see the other in a conflict

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Rule as they please Soon their heavily garrisoned forts dot the countryside Their settlers follow after carving homesteads out of other men's landEvery Cimmerian longs to drive the intruders out with fire and sword but they must stay their hands for the Auilonians have promised savage reprisals Then intolerably the Auilonian commander takes a wholly dishonorable interest in the weaver's daughter and he's not a man to wait or even ask permissionIt's not a recipe for a peaceable outcome In the saga of Conan the Cimmerians the sacking of Venarium represents his emergence upon the Hyborian stage Harry Turtledove tells a raucous tale filled with battles barbarian bloodlust and a mite of magic fir good measure In Conan of Venarium a disgraced Aulonian general leads an army into the southern forests of the clannish Cimmerians Having beaten the initial resistance from the natives the general establishes an outpost which he calls Venarium But the presence of the Auilonians and their allies does not sit well with the defeated but unbowed Cimmerians Among them is the blacksmith s adolescent man child Conan When the general courts the too young daughter who has caught Conan s eye the twelve year old seethes despite the distractions of attacks from wolf packs and a marauding dragon and the perplexing prophecies of an itinerant seer When the general kidnaps the girl Conan seeks revenge unleashing a revolt that frees jus people By tasting the unsatisfying taste of vengeance a thief a reiver a slayer a pirate an adventurer a commander and a king takes his first steps into sword and sorcery legend


About the Author: Harry Turtledove

Dr Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist who has produced a sizeable number of works in several genres including alternate history historical fiction fantasy and science fictionHarry Turtledove attended UCLA where he received a PhD in Byzantine history in 1977Turtledove has been dubbed The Master of Alternate History Within this genre he is known both for creating original sce