I read this from the Del Rey collection The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, one of a trilogy of books that collects all the original Conan stories chronologically, and returns the text to Howard’s original state.
I’ve been a fan of Conan since I was twelve, but I first read the paperbacks from the 60s and 70s, which were apparently chopped up by editors who are now persona non grata among Howard enthusiasts.
I love the passion in this story. You can probably tell from my voice that it was fun to read, and I have a hard time believing it’s almost 100 years old at this point.
This episode is sponsored by The Messenger by JN Chaney and Terry Maggert