Conan the Hunter
cover of Conan the Hunter
|Author||Sean A. Moore|
|Cover artist||Ken W. Kelly|
|Series||Conan the Barbarian|
|Genre||Sword and sorcery Fantasy|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
Conan the Hunter is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1994.
After facing a sewer monster, Conan is enlisted against a demon sorceress's conspiracy to restore the fortunes of her ancient race. In their struggle against Valtresca and Azora, the Cimmerian and his allies Salvorus, Kailash the hillman and the young priest Madesus encounter numerous traps and divine intervention in an adventure culminating in a ruined temple with legions of gargoyles and the resurrection of the horrific villain Skauraul.
Reviewer Ryan Harvey's assessment of this novel, Moore's first, praises the author for his "strengths ... in crafting a clever, dense plot with immense, epic scope, and populating it with an imaginative flood of action and monsters." Harvey also criticizes him for "two tremendous flaws; first, "overwrit[ing] to an incredible degree" and second, a structure that is "choppy and ... start-and-stop ... mak[ing] it difficult to keep up continual interest in the plot." But the book "does have some delicious moments where you can almost forget the overall problems"
Conan and the Treasure of Python
|Tor Conan series
Conan, Scourge of the Bloody Coast
Conan the Defiant
|Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Conan the Indomitable