Conan and the Mists of Doom

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Conan and The Mists of Doom
Conan and the Mists of Doom.jpg
cover of Conan and the Mists of Doom
Author Roland Green
Cover artist Keegan
Country United States
Language English
Series Conan the Barbarian
Genre Sword and sorcery
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
1995
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 280 p.
ISBN 0-812-52494-2

Conan and the Mists of Doom is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in August 1995.[1]

Plot synopsis[edit]

The story is set in the Kezankian Mountains and the borderlands of Turan. After Conan's time spent with the Afghulis begins to sour, he leads a band of tribesmen away from the Afghuli mountains and towards Koth. As they travel, they are intercepted by Turanian soldiers, led by Khezal, an old acquaintance of Conan's.[2] Khezal offers Conan and his group freedom if they help combat the Mist of Doom, a life-draining force that is attacking Khezal's landholdings near the mountains. Unbeknownst to Conan or Khezal, The Mist is controlled by the Lady of the Mists, who is gathering captives to feed the Mist, in hopes of controlling it

The Afghulis and Turanians meet up with a third group of desert nomads, the Ekinari, led by Bethina, an attractive young warrior. The three groups combine forces in an effort to defeat the Mist before it grows out of control. In the climatic battle, the Lady of the Mist is killed, but not before she can summon a death element; the two magical forces collide, destroying the valley and each other. Conan's chief advisor, Farad, and Bethina stay in the valley to repopulate it, and Conan rides on to Koth.

Reception[edit]

Reviewer Ryan Harvey, commenting on Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza, another of Green's Conan novels, rates Conan and the Mists of Doom below it as the "worst Conan novel I've read," noting that he could "barely get through" it.[3]

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Preceded by
Conan and the Amazon
Tor Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan and the Emerald Lotus
Preceded by
Conan the Marauder
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
"The Slithering Shadow"