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Queen of the Black Coast

"Queen of the Black Coast" is one of the original stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert Ervin Howard. Due to its epic scope and atypical romance, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his most famous tales. This link for educational purpose only. Please remove file from your computer after familiarization.

"Queen of the Black Coast" is one of the original stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert Ervin Howard. Due to its epic scope and atypical romance, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his most famous tales. Plot Summary: The story begins in an Argos port where Conan forcefully demands passage aboard a sail barge, the Argus, which is casting off for southern waters to trade beads, silks, sugar and brass-hilted swords to the black kings of Kush. At first, the captain of the barge objects to his demand to travel without paying for the passage, and Conan threatens him and the crew with his drawn sword. But eventually the captain agrees to let Conan stay on board, since "It would be useful to have a fighting man on the voyage" and gradually Conan and the captain, named Tito, become quite friendly. The captain is soon informed that Conan is fleeing the civil authorities of Argos due to a court dispute in which Conan refused to betray the whereabouts of a casual friend to a fascistic magistrate (although no actual political reference is hinted in Howard's story) and instead drew his sword and killed the magistrate - whereupon he had to swiftly flee. It is emphasized that at this moment Conan was a complete land-lubber, with no previous experience or knowledge of the sea.

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Book pages: 74

ISBN: 1977556809

Book language: en

File size: 658.15 KB

File type: epub

Published: 29 May 2020 - 18:00