Conan and the Mists of Doom
cover of Conan and the Mists of Doom
|Series||Conan the Barbarian|
|Genre||Sword and sorcery|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Conan and the Mists of Doom title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Green, Roland. Conan and the Mists of Doom. 75.
- Harvey, Ryan. "Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza" (Review), Jan. 2, 2005.
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