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[CONAN] The Flame Knife

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:04 pm
by Supplement Four
I just finished reading this short book. I read the Ace edition illustrated by Maroto. I must admit, guys. This book caught me from page 1 and held my attention all the way through. Reading it was a guilty pleasure. I found it very cinematic. Lots of action. The story is fun--very "Conan-esque". Big, grand, ending.

Those that say de Camp can't rewrite Howard's non-Conan tales and make them a good tale of the Barbarian should read this one.

Good read.

Re: [CONAN] The Flame Knife

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:29 am
by Spectator
I really enjoy it as well.
I got the paperback (Ace, illustrated, in the late 1980s) and the drawing of the harem girls was awesome! Seriously good fun.


I'm not a DeCamp hater, either.

Re: [CONAN] The Flame Knife

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:36 am
by Cheomesh
I can't say I've read de Camp (having only read Kull and working on the more recent "by published date" Conan Trilogy out). What character was that story originally for?

M.

Re: [CONAN] The Flame Knife

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:05 pm
by Kev
Cheomesh wrote:What character was that story originally for?
IIRC, it was originally an El Borak yarn titled "Three-Bladed Doom". Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken.