Excellent! No one writes Conan stories quite like the original! Robert E. Howard's tales are action packed, full of evil villains and fair helpless maidens. The best story in the volume is "The Hour of The Dragon". This is the best Conan story I have yet to read! 5 Stars!
Fans of Robert E. Howard and Conan...Take notice!!! This collection brings together three stories from the middle era of Howard's writing...and they're excellent!!! People of the Black Circle is a tale of Conan fighting wizards for the sake of a Vendyhan princess. It's a page turner and excellently paced! The second story was Howard's lone true Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon. A novel-length adventure that takes Conan on one of his wildest adventures ever...Trying to get back his crown that is stolen through the machinations of a wizard and his nobleman cronies. And finally, we have A Witch Shall Be Born, which features one of the most iconic Conan images ever...Conan crucified and still fighting. These are some of the longer Conan stories...and they still hold up today. The writing style is more polished than some of his previous efforts and the tales make for exciting, spell-binding reading. The time periods of Conan's life are all over the place, but they're printed by the order they were written in, not the order they take place in the Cimmerian's life. So, if you are a Conan buff, or just want to give this barbarian a shot for the first time, you will not be disappointed!!