A LIST OF CONAN NOVELS IN INTERNAL CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Volume Title Number Individual Internal Titles
CONAN THE SWORDSMAN 13 'Legions of the Dead'
CONAN THE BARBARIAN ?  
CONAN 03 'The Thing in the Crypt'
CONAN 03 'The Tower of the Elephant'
CONAN THE DESTROYER ?  
CONAN THE MAGNIFICENT 25  
CONAN THE INVINCIBLE 21  
CONAN 03 'The Hall of the Dead'
CONAN 03 'The God in the Bowl'
CONAN 03 'Rogues in the House'
CONAN THE MERCENARY 15 'Conan and the Sorcerer'
CONAN THE MERCENARY 15 'Conan the Mercenary'
CONAN: THE SWORD OF SKELOS 16  
CONAN THE VICTORIOUS 26  
CONAN THE UNCONQUERED 23  
CONAN 03 'The Hand of Nergal'
CONAN 03 'The City of Skulls'
CONAN THE SWORDSMAN 13 'The People of the Summit'
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'The Curse of the Monolith'
CONAN AND THE SPIDER GOD 20  
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'The Bloodstained God'
CONAN THE VALOROUS 27  
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'The Frost Giant's Daughter'
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'The Lair of the Ice Worm'
CONAN THE DEFENDER 22  
CONAN THE TRIUMPHANT 24  
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'Queen of the Black Coast' (Chap 1)
CONAN THE REBEL 19  
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'Queen of the Black Coast' (Chap 2 - 5)
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'The Vale of Lost Women'
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'The Castle of Terror'
CONAN OF CIMMERIA 06 'The Snout in the Dark'
CONAN THE FREEBOOTER 05 'Hawks over Shem'
CONAN: THE ROAD OF KINGS 17  
CONAN THE FREEBOOTER 05 'Black Colossus'
CONAN THE SWORDSMAN 13 'Shadows in the Dark'
CONAN THE FREEBOOTER 05 'Shadows in the Moonlight'
CONAN THE FREEBOOTER 05 'The Road of the Eagles'
CONAN THE FREEBOOTER 05 'A Witch shall be Born'
CONAN THE WANDERER 08 'Black Tears'
CONAN THE WANDERER 08 'Shadows of Zamboula'
CONAN THE SWORDSMAN 13 'The Star of Khoralia'
CONAN THE WANDERER 08 'The Devil in Iron'
CONAN THE WANDERER 08 'The Flame Knife'
CONAN THE ADVENTURER 01 'The People of the Black Circle'
CONAN THE ADVENTURER 01 'The Slithering Shadow'
CONAN THE ADVENTURER 01 'Drums of Tombalku'
CONAN THE SWORDSMAN 13 'The Gem in the tower'
CONAN THE ADVENTURER 01 'The Pool of the Black One'
CONAN THE BUCCANEER 11  
CONAN THE WARRIOR 02 'Red Nails'
CONAN THE WARRIOR 02 'Jewels of Gwahlur'
CONAN THE SWORDSMAN 13 'The Ivory Goddess'
CONAN THE WARRIOR 02 'Beyond the Black River'
CONAN THE SWORDSMAN 13 'Moon of Blood'
CONAN THE USURPER 07 'The Treasure of Tranicos'
CONAN THE USURPER 07 'Wolves beyond the Border'
CONAN THE LIBERATOR 14  
CONAN THE USURPER 07 'The Phoenix of the Sword'
CONAN THE USURPER 07 'The Scarlet Citadel'
CONAN THE CONQUEROR 04  
CONAN THE AVENGER 10  
CONAN OF AQUILONIA 12 'The Witch of the Mists'
CONAN OF AQUILONIA 12 'Black Sphinx of Nebthu'
CONAN OF AQUILONIA 12 'Red Moon of Zembabwei'
CONAN OF AQUILONIA 12 'Shadows in the Skull'
CONAN OF THE ISLES 09  


The above compilation consists of some 27 books although there are definitely more than 40, and likely yet more again concerning Robert E. Howard's character, Conan. I gave up somewhere in the mid-30's! To read the above books going by the volume number would not give an accurate picture of the life of Conan from that of a young man in his teens to an older one in his sixties when he was last heard of in Conan of the Isles. In fact, to read the saga in internal chronological order it is necessary to ignore the cover numbers and read through the list above from top to bottom. Sometimes, this necessitates reading two books together since there are overlaps. It is not necessary to read all the books, of course, but as long as you keep to the order of the list above you will be okay and will avoid jumping from one period in Conan's life to another, and then back again.

It is beyond the scope of this compilation to list all the authors who contributed to this series. However, of all the books that have several internal titles it would be safe to say that these were either written , started, or at least drafted by Robert E. Howard himself. Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp and Björn Nyberg were mainly responsible for the editing and finishing of incomplete Howard stories and also to adding to the series themselves. Some of the titles listed above were written by other authors, and there are yet more titles not listed here. In fact, there is likely a Conan novel being written somewhere right now as you read this; so, obviously, the above list is not, and never really can be, complete.

I would be grateful to anybody who could provide me with a more comprehensive list than the one above if they possess one, or failing that, informing me of where one can be obtained.

Cordially, Tim Jones.
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