Conan the Barbarian by Robert E Howard Conan the Barbarian - Warrior, Hero, Legend. Conan - Black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer...Discover how it all began. Conan the Barbarian spawned a hundred imitators. Find out why with these tales from his life. From the Tower of the Elephant to Beyond the Black River, follow Robert E. Howard's greatest creation as he cuts a bloody swathe through the history of Hyborea. Over 720 pages of epic action! All the original stories. "A hero of mythic proportion, fashioned by a storyteller who helped define what a modern fantasy should be" - Raymond E. Feist.