Conan and the Manhunters

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Conan and the Manhunters
Conan and the Manhunters.jpg
cover of Conan and the Manhunters
Author John Maddox Roberts
Cover artist Ken Kelly
Country United States
Language English
Series Conan the Barbarian
Genre Sword and sorcery Fantasy
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
1994
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 276 pp
ISBN 0-8125-2489-6

Conan and the Manhunters is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in October 1994 and reprinted in April and June 1999.[1]

Plot[edit]

Conan, imprisoned by satrap Torgat Khan, escapes and returns to his band of rogues he leads in the deserts southwest of Turan. Subsequently they plot to loot Khan's treasury, held in the temple of the sinister cult of Ahriman. Persuaded that sorcerous aid will be needed to ensure success, Conan agrees to accept the help of the wizard Volvolicus and his daughter Layla. After stealing the treasure the band is pursued by the Manhunters, a band of bounty hunters with specialized skills led by a captain even more powerful than Conan himself.

Reception[edit]

Writing of some other Tor Conan novels, reviewer Ryan Harvey called Roberts "the most consistently successful of its stable of authors,"[2] and "the most consistently entertaining" of them, showing "deft ability with storytelling and action scenes, and a thankful tendency not to overplay his hand and try to ape Robert E. Howard’s style."[3]

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References[edit]

Preceded by
Conan, Scourge of the Bloody Coast
Tor Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan at the Demon's Gate
Preceded by
"Black Tears"
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
"Shadows in Zamboula"