Conan the Rebel

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Conan the Rebel
Conan the Rebel.jpg
Cover of first edition
Author Poul Anderson
Illustrator Tim Kirk
Cover artist Bob Larkin
Country United States
Language English
Series Conan the Barbarian
Genre Sword and sorcery
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 208
ISBN 0-553-13831-6

Conan the Rebel is a fantasy novel written by Poul Anderson featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in July 1980. It was reprinted once by Bantam (1981) and twice by Ace Books (1988, 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in 2001; a trade paperback followed from the same publisher in 2003. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1988.[1]


Conan the Rebel details the involvement of Conan and his lover, the pirate Belit, in a rebellion of an eastern province of the kingdom of Stygia. Chronologically, it occurs between chapters 1 and 2 of the Robert E. Howard Conan story "Queen of the Black Coast".


Reviewer Don D'Ammassa noted "There are some very contrived plot devices but overall this was an entertaining adventure."[2]


  1. ^ Conan the Rebel title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ D'Ammassa, Don. "Conan the Rebel" (review on Critical Mass). Jul. 14, 2017.


Preceded by
The Road of Kings
Bantam Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan and the Spider God
Preceded by
Queen of the Black Coast
(Part 1)
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
Queen of the Black Coast
(Part 2)