Conan the Guardian

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Conan the Guardian
Cover of first edition
AuthorRoland Green
Cover artistKen Kelly
CountryUnited States
SeriesConan the Barbarian
GenreSword and sorcery
Published1991 (Tor Books)
Media typePrint Paperback

Conan the Guardian is a fantasy novel by American writer Roland Green, featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January 1991, and reprinted in October 1997 and August 2000.[1]


Conan and other former mercenaries take employment as bodyguards for Lady Livia, head of one of the ruling merchant houses of Argos. Livia is threatened by a rival seeking to gain personal control of all Argos, who is secretly backed by a sorcerer.


Writing of this novel, reviewer Don D'Ammassa noted that "Green's Conan is a good deal more sophisticated, even as a young man, than he is portrayed in most of the books by other authors."[2]


  1. ^ Conan the Guardian title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ D'Ammassa, Don. "Conan the Guardian" (review on Critical Mass). Sep. 9, 2017.


Preceded by
Conan the Formidable
Tor Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan the Outcast
Preceded by
Conan the Triumphant
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
"Queen of the Black Coast"