The Bloody Crown of Conan

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The Bloody Crown of Conan
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Cover of first edition (UK)
AuthorRobert E. Howard
IllustratorGary Gianni
Cover artistGary Gianni
CountryUnited States
SeriesConan the Barbarian
GenreSword and sorcery
PublisherWandering Star Books (UK)
Del Rey Books (US)
Publication date
2004 (UK), 2005 (US)
Pages384 p.
Preceded byThe Coming of Conan the Cimmerian 
Followed byThe Conquering Sword of Conan 

The Bloody Crown of Conan is the second of a three-volume set collecting the Conan stories by author Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in 2004, first in the United Kingdom by Wandering Star Books, under the title Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Two (1934), and then in the United States by Ballantine/Del Rey under the present title in 2005. The Science Fiction Book Club subsequently reprinted the complete set in hardcover. The set is noted for presenting the original, unedited versions of Howard's Conan tales. This volume includes three short novels (two of which had never before been released in their original form) as well as miscellanea for Howard fans and enthusiasts (e.g., drafts, notes, maps, etc.), and is illustrated by artist Gary Gianni.



  • Untitled Synopsis ("The People of the Black Circle")
  • "The Story Thus Far"
  • Untitled Synopsis (Drums of Tombalku)
  • Untitled Draft (Drums of Tombalku)
  • Untitled Synopsis ("The Hour of the Dragon")
  • Notes on The Hour of the Dragon
  • Untitled Synopsis ("A Witch Shall Be Born")


  • Hyborian Genesis Part II (by Patrice Louinet)
  • Notes on the Conan Typescripts and the Chronology (by Patrice Louinet)
  • Notes on the Original Howard Texts (by Patrice Louinet)

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