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The Sword of Skelos

(1979)
(Book 15 in the Conan (Lancer/Ace Books) series)
A novel by

 
 
Conan the Librarian jokes aside, the popularity of this character is remarkable. Since the death of creator Robert E. Howard in 1936, several authors have kept the franchise going. The plot of the 1980 Liberator is typical: the mercenary barbarian commands an army sworn to destroy an evil ruler and liberate the oppressed. Enter an evil sorcerer, and Conan finds that it will take more than his sword to win this battle. Despite the corny story, de Camp and Carter's solid rep in the sword and sorcery world will guarantee fun for fans of the series. In Sword of Skelos (1979), Conan is matched with "the beautiful and fierce" Isparana to deliver a magic amulet. The two are double-crossed and must face the evil sword that can fight on its own. Diehards aren't drawn to these books for the great plots, so this one also is worth buying, especially at this price.
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Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

February 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Conan: Sword of Skelos
Author(s): Andrew Offutt
ISBN: 0-7653-4021-6 / 978-0-7653-4021-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Conan Sword of Skelos
Author(s): Andrew Offutt
ISBN: 0-7221-2943-2 / 978-0-7221-2943-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere Books Limited
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August 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Conan 15/sword Skelos (Conan Series)
Author(s): Andrew J Offutt
ISBN: 0-441-11480-6 / 978-0-441-11480-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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May 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Conan: The Sword of Skelos
Author(s): Andrew Offutt
ISBN: 0-553-22729-7 / 978-0-553-22729-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Conan the Sword of Skelos
Author(s): Andrew Offutt
ISBN: 0-553-20584-6 / 978-0-553-20584-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sword of Skelos
Author(s): Andrew Offutt
ISBN: 0-553-12970-8 / 978-0-553-12970-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Conan: Sword of Skelos
Author(s): Andrew Offutt
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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