Conan the Relentless

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Conan the Relentless
Conan the Relentless.jpg
cover of Conan the Relentless
AuthorRoland Green
Cover artistKen Kelly
CountryUnited States
SeriesConan the Barbarian
GenreSword and sorcery
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (Paperback)

Conan the Relentless 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 April 1992, and was reprinted in April 1998.[1]


After the events of "The Lair of the Ice Worm", Conan enters the Border Kingdom. Encountering a group of bandits, he learns that the guards of a caravan they plan to raid are led by Raihna, a female adventurer he had previously encountered in Conan the Valiant. This news leads him to abandon his inclination in joining the bandits and come to the aid of Raihna, instead. Afterwards, the duo enter the service of Eloikis, theoretical king over the restive and semi-independent lords of the country, who needs their aid against a powerful count and two demon-controlling wizards. The story follows their adventures as Eloikis' troubleshooters, which ultimately concludes with their rescue of both his daughter and grandson. But their partnership dissolves when Rhiana decides to marry one of the king's guards, and Conan resumes his wanderings, heading south.


Don D'Ammassa called the book "Standard Conan fare done with a strong interest in background detail."[2]


  1. ^ Conan the Relentless title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ D'Ammassa, Don. "Conan the Relentless" (review on Critical Mass). Sep. 12, 2017.


Preceded by
Conan the Rogue
Tor Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
Conan the Savage
Preceded by
"The Lair of the Ice Worm"
Complete Conan Saga
(William Galen Gray chronology)
Succeeded by
Conan the Savage