Conan the Avenger

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Conan the Avenger
Conan the Avenger.jpg
Cover of first edition
Author Robert E. Howard, Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp
Cover artist Frank Frazetta
Country United States
Language English
Series Conan the Barbarian
Genre Sword and sorcery
Publisher Lancer Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 192 pp
Preceded by Conan the Conqueror
Followed by Conan of Aquilonia

Conan the Avenger is a 1968 collection of two fantasy works written by Björn Nyberg, Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Lancer Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers. It has also been translated into Japanese, German and Spanish.


The Return of Conan[edit]

In the kingdom of Aquilonia, a year of peace for King Conan and his new queen Zenobia is broken when the latter is abducted by a demon. Conan learns from the wizard Pelias of Koth that the eastern sorcerer Yah Chieng of Khitai is responsible, and begins a quest to recover her, little realizing that the fate of the world as well as Aquilonia rests on the outcome of the contest.

Chronologically, The Return of Conan falls between Howard's novel The Hour of the Dragon (also known as Conan the Conqueror), and the four short stories collected as Conan of Aquilonia.

The Hyborian Age, Part 2[edit]

The second part of Howard's essay detailing the pseudohistorical prehistory in which the Conan stories are set describes the period from Conan's day through the end of Hyborian era and beyond.


  • Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 85–86. 
Preceded by
Conan the Conqueror
Lancer/Ace Conan series
Conan the Avenger
Succeeded by
Conan of Aquilonia