Conan the Champion

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Conan the Champion
Conan the Champion.jpg
cover of Conan the Champion
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
1987
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 280 pp
ISBN 0-8125-4260-6

Conan the Championis 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 April 1987 and reprinted in January 1989. The first British edition was published in paperback by Sphere Books, also in January 1989.

Plot[edit]

Shipwrecked on the northern short of the Vilayet Sea, Conan finds himself stranded for the winter in the midst of small warring kingdoms. Joining the force of one of the factions, he finds himself champion of Queen Alcuina in opposition to competing rulers Odoac and Totila. As a wild card in the local struggled, all parties seek to use him to trip the balance in their own favor. Stranded in a mysterious otherworld, Conan and Alcuina must find a way to escape before everything can be resolved.

Reception[edit]

Writing of some other Tor Conan novels, reviewer Ryan Harvey called Roberts "the most consistently successful of its stable of authors,"[1] 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."[2]

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Preceded by
Conan the Raider
Tor Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan the Defiant
Preceded by
Conan, Scourge of the Bloody Coast
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
"The Road of the Eagles"