Conan the Victorious pdf book by Robert Jordan is a wonderful fantasy novel highly recommended for anyone that likes reading fantasy novels.
Conan the Victorious pdf Summary
As the story goes, in the fabled, mysterious land of Vendhya, Conan seeks an antidote to the unknown poison that threatens his life. Entangled in the intrigues of Karim Singh, advisor to the King of Vendhya, pursued by the voluptuous noblewoman Vyndra, threatened by the evil mage Naipal, Conan has yet to conquer the most terrifying adversaries of his life–the Sivani, demon-guardians of the ancient tombs of Vendhyan kings. To survive, he must be Conan the Victorious.
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Conan the Victorious Review
4.0 out of 5 stars Exotic Conan style adventure in fantasy India
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2014
I like this book, because I felt that it held to spirit of Robert E Howards writings. Robert Jordan does not write in the exact same way that Howards does, word choice etc. But, if you are a fan of Conan it keeps with the thematic elements of good conan story. It did not get five stars because I don’t believe it is mind shattering like reading Game of Thrones. A great piece for genre it is written in. An interesting examination of sword and sorcerey set in fantasy India or named Vendhya in the story. It appears to take place before the events of the Howard story People of the Black Circle, another great read as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise Ending!
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
I would have rated this my least favorite of Jordan’s excellent Conan novels, but the ending took me completely off guard.
4.0 out of 5 stars Conan travels East to exotic Vendhya… for his health
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2016
I first read this about ten years ago and put it down, but after giving it another try I found it a very entertaining read. Like all of Robert Jordan’s Conan novels, Victorious alternates between two perspectives — Conan, and the antagonist who is always an evil sorcerer. The story begins with Conan making his living as a smuggler in the city of Sultanapur. After coming under suspicion for murdering the high admiral of Turan, he is poisoned before he can escape. Desperate to find an antidote or take revenge on his killer, Conan leads his band of smugglers to Vendhya. His party soon joins a huge caravan bound for the east. Along the way, Conan finds himself in the middle of a plot to start a war between Turan and Vendhya. Behind the conspiracy is the necromancer Naipal, who seeks to undermine and overthrow the Vendhyan throne. To accomplish this, he summons the help of a demon called Masrok to raise an ancient and unstoppable army of the dead that will serve his nefarious ambitions.
Heavy on the intrigue, this book moves a little slower than Jordan’s other Conan novels. Despite a little less (but well done) action than I’m accustomed to in a Conan book, I found myself quite engaged in the story, thanks in part to the interesting and distinct characters, but also Jordan’s energetic prose which is laced with a kind of archaic diction that feels authentically Hyborian. As always, Jordan creates vivid atmosphere, especially the arcane, horrifying sorcery of his villains, which he does better than any of the pastiche* authors, and honestly, even the great Robert E. Howard himself. Here, Naipal’s interactions with Masrok are especially captivating. The sorcerer’s growing paranoia throughout the story as Conan disrupts his plans is well done and entertaining. On the downside, I was a little disappointed with a promising spy storyline that was underdeveloped and didn’t amount to much.
Overall, Victorious isn’t Jordan’s best (Conan the Defender, Invincible), but it’s still a fun read and, in my opinion, better than the vast majority Conan pastiches on the shelves. But again, while the book’s opening and climax are fast moving and satisfying, the middle is a bit slow. So if you like Conan stories with consistent, continuous action and have less patience for intrigue, then Victorious may not for you.
About Robert Jordan Author of Conan the Victorious pdf Book
Robert Jordan the Author of Conan the Victorious pdf, is best known for his internationally bestselling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time, which has sold over 40 million copies in North America and is currently being adapted for the screen. A native of Charleston, Jordan graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, and received multiple decorations for his service.
Conan the Victorious pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Tor Books (March 1, 1991)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0812513991
- ISBN-13 : 978-0812513998
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 1 x 7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,686,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #67,500 in Epic Fantasy (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars 55 ratings
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