Conan the Rebel is a fantasy novel by American writer Poul Anderson, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in July 1980. It was reprinted once by Bantam (1981) and twice by Ace Books (1988, 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in 2001; a trade paperback followed from the same publisher in 2003. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1988.
- Conan the Rebel • interior artwork by Tim Kirk
- 1 • Conan the Rebel • [Conan Pastiches] • novel by Poul Anderson
Conan the Rebel details the involvement of Conan in a rebellion in the kingdom of Stygia, on account of his lover, the pirate queen Bêlit. Having taken upon himself the task of rescuing Bêlit’s brother from captivity, Conan finds himself enmeshed in the affairs of the rebel province of Taia, where he conveniently fits into their legend of a savior from the north. Meanwhile, the priests of Stygia, prompted by an oracle of their god Set branding Conan a threat, want to capture Conan, and the king, to whom the unrest is a distraction from his scheme to invade Ophir, also has it in for him.
Chronologically, the story occurs between chapters 1 and 2 of the Robert E. Howard Conan story “Queen of the Black Coast”. Bêlit, aside from getting the action going, is almost entirely absent from the ensuing adventure.
“A Bantam Book / July 1980”
First printing per number line 0987654321
The cover artist is not credited, no visible signature [likely under the blurb ‘star’, style identical to other covers in the series with Larkin’s signature] Illustrated by Tim Kirk on title page, only the map is signed
Printed in the US
|Year :||July 1980|
|Book No. :||ISBN: 0-553-13831-6|
|Cover :||Bob Larkin|
|Illustrations :||Tim Kirk|