Conan of the Red Brotherhood

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Conan of the Red Brotherhood
Conan of the Red Brotherhood.jpg
cover of Conan of the Red Brotherhood
Author Leonard Carpenter
Cover artist Ken Kelly
Country United States
Language English
Series Conan the Barbarian
Genre Sword and sorcery
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 277
ISBN 0-812-51413-0

Conan of the Red Brotherhood is a fantasy novel by American writer Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in February 1993, and reprinted in 1998.[1]


From a base on the island of Djafur, Conan in his alias as Amra the Lion builds the piratical Red Brotherhood into a virtual naval empire on the Vilayet Sea. In one raid he takes Philiope, a nobleman's daughter, who in time ousts as his paramour his existing lady-love Olivia (a holdover from the previous story, "Shadows in the Moonlight"). But Amra's activities present a major challenge to the region's dominant power, the empire of Turan. In its capital of Aghrapur, the emperor Yildiz, his son Yezdigerd, and their underlings scheme to destroy his forces. Their wizards come up with various ideas, including a steam engine, zombie-manned ships, a huge monster from the depths of the sea, and horrible centipede-like creatures. Conan, however, emerges triumphant.


Reviewer Don D'Ammassa rates the novel as "[s]lightly above average for the author."[2]



Preceded by
Conan the Savage
Tor Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan and the Gods of the Mountain
Preceded by
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
Conan, Scourge of the Bloody Coast