Conan the Hunter

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Conan the Hunter
Conan the Hunter.jpg
cover of Conan the Hunter
Author Sean A. Moore
Cover artist Ken W. 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 245 pp
ISBN 0-8125-3531-6

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.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

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"[2]

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Preceded by
Conan and the Treasure of Python
Tor Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan, Scourge of the Bloody Coast
Preceded by
Conan the Defiant
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
Conan the Indomitable