Coming this April at Howard Days 2023

in Cross Plains, Texas is the newest title in Rogue Blade Foundation’s examination of heroics: 


HITHER CAME CONAN is a collection of essays examining each of the 21 original Conan stories plus 1 of the story fragments from the Father of Sword & Sorcery, Robert E. Howard!

This title collects Bob Byrne’s Award-winning series ‘Hither Came Conan’ hosted by John O’Neill at www.blackgate.com alongside the famous Bill Ward and Howard Andrew Jones ‘Conan Re-read’ discussion hosted by Howard at www.howardandrewjones.com. Numerous extra essays appear as further examinations of stories or additional aspects of the Conan Saga. Also includes the GREATEST EVER compilation of story data such as important characters, age of Conan and Howard, setting and synopsis, word count, and first publication and reaction! ALL WRAPPED in a gorgeous Didier Normand cover that embraces and conveys the spirit of homage.

Contributors include: Fred Adams, Jr., John Bullard, Bob Byrne, Jason Ray Carney, Vincent Darlage, Bobby Derie, Woelf Dietrich, Jason Durall, Gabe Dybing, Mark Finn, Dierk Günther, David Hardy, Ryan Harvey, John C. Hocking, Morgan Holmes, Matthew John, Howard Andrew Jones, Patrice Louinet, James C. McGlothlin, Brian Murphy, Scott Oden, James Reasoner, Deuce Richardson, Jeffrey Shanks, Steven H Silver, David C. Smith, S.M. Stirling, Keith J. Taylor, G.W. Thomas, Fletcher A. Vredenburgh, Jason M Waltz, Bill Ward, Clint Werner, and Keith West.


THE book you shelve alongside your Wandering Star/Del Rey Conan trilogy!

PRINT: US$35.00, 384 pages, 130+k words, 6×9 HC
ELECTRONIC: US$9.99 Kindle Amazon.com B0BWWVKLCG

Get your copy before Monday, May 1, 2023!

SPECIAL price of US$30.00

on all pre-release sales and in-person sales at Howard Days!

*For pre-release sales, email RBF at RBFHeroicLit@gmail(dot)com. Include quantity of copies and we’ll agree on an electronic payment platform option. Please note that there is a US$1.00 transaction fee added on any platform that is not fee-free.

*Yes, the cover price and pre-release price has changed due to increased content and increased printing costs.*