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Beyond the Black River

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Beyond the Black River is a thrilling adventure set in the untamed wilderness of the Hyborian Age. The story follows the barbarian warrior Conan as he embarks on a daring quest to protect a frontier outpost from a band of bloodthirsty Picts.

Robert E. Howard's vivid prose brings the world of Conan to life, immersing the reader in a richly detailed landscape filled with danger and intrigue. The action is fast-paced and gripping, with plenty of sword fights, battles, and narrow escapes to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

What sets Beyond the Black River apart is its exploration of themes such as civilization versus savagery, the clash of cultures, and the brutal realities of survival in a hostile environment. The characters are well-developed and complex, with Conan standing out as a fierce and uncompromising hero.

Overall, Beyond the Black River is a compelling and exciting read for fans of epic fantasy and adventure. Robert E. Howard's masterful storytelling and vivid imagination make this a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling journey into the world of Conan the Barbarian.

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Conan the Barbarian is employed by one of the civilized countries to help in it's push to claim lands from the primitive Picts. The Picts are not excited about the idea however. Old gods and mythical creatures are called up by the Pict witches to contest the invading army and Conan finds himself battling for his life amid the blood thirsty hordes that include saber-toothed tigers, 40 foot long venomous snakes and a demon from another dimension who is intent on crushing him. The huge dog Slasher makes an appearance here and distinguishes himself so well in a doomed battle to delay their forces that Conan openly praises his courage and pledges that 7 Pict heads will roll in his honor.

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