A fortyish Conan leads an army trying to overthrow the
maniacal tyranny of king Numedides of Aquilonia. Conan
believes his rebel force has a great chance of defeating
the king's forces led by General Procas and consequently
expects to topple a monarch who abuses children and kills
concubines on some mad whim.
Conan and his advisors anticipate and plan a war they
expect to be fought in which blade goes against blade.
the evil sorcerer Thulandra Thuu and his servant Alcina
intercede. Soon a mysterious illness threatens to do what
the king's forces have failed to do; destroy the rebel army,
unless Conan can find some way of saving himself, his
soldiers and ultimately the people of Aquilonia.
This is a reprint of an exciting sword and sorcery tale
released over two decades ago. The story line is fast-
paced and loaded with non-magical and esoteric action as
expected from the novels starring the pre-history hero.
Conan remains dauntless while trying to do what he believes