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A Witch Shall Be Born

(1934)
(A book in the Conan series)
A Novella by

 
 
A Witch Shall Be Born" is one of the original novellas by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in only a few days in spring of 1934 and first published in Weird Tales in 1934. The story concerns a witch replacing her twin sister as queen of a city state, which brings her into conflict with Conan who had been the captain of the queen's guard. Themes of paranoia, and the duality of the twin sisters, are paramount in this story but it also includes elements of the conflict between barbarism and civilization that is common to the entire Conan series. The novella as a whole is considered an average example of the series but one scene stands out. Conan's crucifixion early in the story in the second chapter ("The Tree of Death") is considered one of the most memorable scene in the entire series.

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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born: Special Edition
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Title: A Witch Shall be Born
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born
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Title: A Witch Shall be Born
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born
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Title: A Witch Shall be Born (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-4065-7241-1 / 978-1-4065-7241-4 (UK edition)
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born (Conan the Barbarian - Weird Tales 10)
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born
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ISBN: 1-5318-8636-1 / 978-1-5318-8636-3
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ISBN: 1-77542-717-X / 978-1-77542-717-9 (New Zealand edition)
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born
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Title: A Witch Shall Be Born (Illustrated)
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Title: A Witch Shall be Born (Conan the Barbarian Book 10)
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