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Robert E. Howard Books In Order

Publication Order of Solomon Kane Books

The Moon of Skulls (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hand of Kane (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skulls in the Stars (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hills of the Dead (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solomon Kane (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bran Mak Morn Collections

Bran Mak Morn (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worms of the Earth (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last King (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cormac Mac Art Collections

Tigers of the Sea (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Man Collections

The Dark Man (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Remember (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

Conan the Conqueror (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of Conan (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Conan (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coming of Conan (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Barbarian (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Conan (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Conan (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

The Coming of Conan (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Barbarian (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of Conan (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Conan (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Conqueror (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Conan (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Conan (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books

Conan the Adventurer (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Warrior (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Usurper (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Conqueror (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Avenger (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan of the Isles (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Freebooter (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Wanderer (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan of Cimmeria (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Buccaneer (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan of Aquilonia (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books

Conan (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan of Cimmeria (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Freebooter (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Wanderer (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Adventurer (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Buccaneer (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Warrior (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Usurper (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Conqueror (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Avenger (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan of Aquilonia (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan of the Isles (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Conan (Donald M. Grant) Books

The People of the Black Circle (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Witch Shall Be Born (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tower of the Elephant (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Nails (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil in Iron (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogues in the House (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of the Black Coast (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jewels of Gwahlur (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Colossus (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pool of the Black One (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Almuric (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pride of Bear Creek (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land of Kane (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sowers of the Thunder (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vultures of Whapeton (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Valley of Iskander (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords of Shahrazar (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marchers of Valhalla (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Skull-Face (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Ride (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawks of Outremer (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mayhem on Bear Creek (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the Dead (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heroes of Bear Creek (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Cat Book (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pool of the Black One (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road to Azrael (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Post Oaks and Sand Roughs (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Woman (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eons of the Night (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trails in Darkness (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kull: Exile of Atlantis (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Weird Works Of Robert E. Howard Collections

Shadow Kingdoms (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon of Skulls (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
People of the Dark (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wings in the Night (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley of the Worm (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden of Fear (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Black River (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hours of the Dragon (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Hounds of Death (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Thunder of Trumpets (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Always Comes Evening (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Man and Others (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Shadows (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfshead (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Kull (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Singers in the Shadows (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes from an Iron Harp (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Vulmea's Vengeance (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Robert E. Howard (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Man (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pigeons from Hell and Other Weird and Fantastic Adventures (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Images (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Canaan (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kull (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Howard Collector (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Ocean (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Barbarian: The Writings of Robert E. Howard, A Critical Anthology (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Lal Singh (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of Dreams (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nameless Cults (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Borders (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E. Howard (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waterfront Fists and Others (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graveyard Rats and Others (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Action Stories (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasures of Tartary (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boxing Stories (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Trail: Western Stories (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riot at Bucksnort and Other Western Tales (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Stranger and Other American Tales (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Robert E. Howard Reader (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Bloodstar (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phoenix on the Sword (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Robert E. Howard was one of the greatest authors from America, who liked to write pulp fiction novels in a wide range of genres, including fantasy, historical adventure, detective fiction, boxing, horror, sword & sorcery, and western. He is particularly well known for creating the character of Conan the Barbarian, and is considered as the father of the subgenre of sword and sorcery. Author Howard was born as Robert Ervin Howard on January 22, 1906, in Peaster, Texas, United States. He was brought up in Texas and spent most the time growing up in the Cross Plains town. From his childhood days, he was intellectual and bookish. Howard also had an interest in boxing. For a short period of time during his teens, he was involved in bodybuilding. He eventually took up amateur boxing. Howard had the dream of becoming an author of adventure novels from the age of nine, but he didn’t have any success until the age of 23. And from then on, his writings were published in numerous journals, magazines, newspapers, etc., until his death at the age of 30. Author Howard had achieved success in various genres of writing. The first Conan book written by him was released in 1934, but the stories did not come in book form when he was alive. His Conan stories were mainly published in the pulp magazine called Weird Tales. It was while writing for the Depression-era pages of this magazine that author Howard created Conan’s character. The cultural impact of this character was often compared with the likes of Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Batman, Tarzan, and James Bond. With the creation of Conan and the other heroes in his books, author Howard created the sword & sorcery genre, which spawned many imitators and gave Howard a huge influence. Even today, the works of Howard are reprinted and he remains an immensely followed author. He died on June 11, 1936, by committing suicide. The circumstances that surrounded his death speculated that he was not mentally fit. After learning that his mother is not going to recover from coma, which she acquired because of fighting against tuberculosis, her entire life, Howard went out of the hospital, sat in his car and killed himself with a gunshot. Howard’s father was a traveling physician named Dr. Isaac Howard.

The early life of Howard was spent moving across numerous boomtowns and cowtowns of Texas. During his youth, he saw the breaking down of his parents’ relationship. The family also faced hardships due to financial problems. Howard’s mother, Hester Jane, had a great impact on his intellectual growth. She influenced him to develop a love towards literature and poetry. Howard always loved to read and learn, but he was not interested in the concept of schooling. He used to hate anyone who showed authority. Because of confronting bullies frequently, Howard learned about the presence of enemies and evil in the world. This made him realize the value of violence and strength. Howard was frequently exposed to effects of violence and injury as he was son of a doctor. Later, he became preoccupied with sports, particularly boxing. He was greatly influenced by the popular names in the boxing world such as Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Bob Fitzsimmons, and James Jeffries. Due to his voracious reading habits and having a natural talent of prose writing, Howard developed an interest in professional writing. He started writing stories from an early age, most of which were typically based on the historical fiction stories centering on the Arabs, Vikings, and battles. At the same time, he also began studying the popular works of some prominent of that time and this also had a great impact on his growth as a novelist. Howard shifted to Cross Plains from Texas when he was 13 years old and stayed there for the rest of his life. When he turned 15, Howard began sampling pulp magazines. In the next several years, he was busy creating characters. Howard also began submitting stories to the magazines. He even faced rejections, but that did not stop him from achieving his goals. As he did not have any mentor to teach him, Howard started finding the mistakes on his own and correcting. This helped him in the long run of his career.

The Conan book series written by Robert E. Howard consist of 12 books, which were released between the years 1936 and 1977. An initially written book of this series is entitled ‘Conan the Buccaneer’. It was released in 1968 by the Ace publication. The main characters introduced in this book include Conan and Thoth-Amon. Author Howard has set the story of the book in Hyboria. At the start of the book, Conan is shown as being in the late thirties. He is the captain of Wastrel. Conan gets involved in the Zingara kingdom’s politics, while seeking the treasures on the rumored Nameless Isle. He is not alone in the quest of the treasure. The others who join Conan in the mix up include a fugitive named Princess Chabela, a privateer called Zarono, and Thoth-Amon, a Stygian sorcerer. As the story proceeds further, all these characters are shown trying to outplay each other. They try to find the treasure before anyone else and become powerful. However, none of them realize that the news about the treasure was just a rumor. When Conan comes to know about the spreading rumor, he decides to return back to his kingdom. During his journey, he faces many obstacles and successfully overcomes them to remain alive and healthy.

Another interesting book written by Howard in this series is called as ‘Conan the Conqueror’. This book was also released by the Ace publication in 1984, after its original release in 1936. At the beginning of the story of this novel, Conan is introduced as a great swordsman, who is capable of fighting both the natural as well as the supernatural enemies in his time-lost world called as the ‘Hyborian Age’. Conan is middle aged and is the ruler of an ancient kingdom called Aquilonia. Further, in the plot of the book, it is depicted that Conan must indulge in a final battle to prevent the destruction of the known world at the hands of a resurrected sorcerer called Xaltotun. Also, Conan is required to embark on a journey to find and obtain the Heart. On the whole, the novel appears to be a well written story. Author Howard was praised for his excellent style of writing. The readers and the critics appreciated his efforts in bringing out a masterpiece novel like this one that depicts the heroics of Conan. The novel became a huge success and remains so even after so many years of author Howard’s death.

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