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List of famous sword and sorcery books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular sword and sorcery books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best sword and sorcery novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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Black Colossus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Black Colossus is a 1979 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1979 by Donald M. ...more

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Conan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter Conan is a 1967 collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero ...more

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Conan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
The Conan books are sword and sorcery fantasies featuring the character of Conan the Cimmerian originally created by Robert E. Howard. Written by numerous authors and issued by numerous ...more

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Conan and the Amazon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
John Maddox Roberts Conan and the Amazon is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor ...more

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Conan and the Manhunters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
John Maddox Roberts Conan and the Manhunters is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor ...more

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Conan and the Mists of Doom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Roland J. Green Conan and the Mists of Doom is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books ...more

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Conan and the Sorcerer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Andrew J. Offutt Conan and the Sorcerer is a fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt and illustrated by Esteban Maroto. Featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, it is the first ...more

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Conan and the Spider God is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp Conan and the Spider God is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam ...more

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Conan at the Demon's Gate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Roland J. Green Conan at the Demon's Gate is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by ...more

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Conan Lord of the Black River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Leonard Carpenter Conan, Lord of the Black River is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in ...more

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Conan of Aquilonia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter Conan of Aquilonia is a collection of four linked fantasy short stories written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the ...more

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Conan of Cimmeria is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter Conan of Cimmeria is a collection of eight fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the ...more

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Conan of the Isles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter Conan of the Isles is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published October ...more

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Conan of Venarium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Harry Turtledove Conan of Venarium is a fantasy novel written by Harry Turtledove and edited by Teresa Nielsen Hayden featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first ...more

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Conan the Adventurer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard Conan the Adventurer is a 1966 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ...more

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Conan the Avenger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard, Björn Nyberg Conan the Avenger is a 1968 collection of two fantasy works written by Björn Nyberg, Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero ...more

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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Catherine Crook de Camp, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Catherine Crook de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, ...more

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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Conan the Barbarian is a collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, first published in hardcover by ...more

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Conan The Bold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
John Maddox Roberts Conan the Bold is a fantasy novel written by John Maddox Roberts featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in ...more

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Conan the Buccaneer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter Conan the Buccaneer is a 1971 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published ...more

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Conan the Defender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert Jordan Conan the Defender is a fantasy novel written by Robert Jordan featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in ...more

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Conan the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert Jordan Conan the Destroyer is a fantasy novel written by Robert Jordan featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, a novelization of the feature film of the same ...more

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Conan the Formidable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Steve Perry Conan the Formidable is a fantasy novel written by Steve Perry featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in ...more

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Conan the Freebooter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard Conan the Freebooter is a 1968 collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ...more

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Conan The Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Leonard Carpenter Conan the Gladiator is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in ...more

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Conan the Great is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Leonard Carpenter Conan the Great is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April ...more

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Conan the Guardian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Roland J. Green Conan the Guardian is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January ...more

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Conan the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Sean A. Moore Conan the Hunter is a fantasy novel written by Sean A. Moore featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in January

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Conan the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter Conan the Liberator is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in ...more

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Conan the Mercenary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Andrew J. Offutt Conan the Mercenary is a fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt and illustrated by Esteban Maroto featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, the second ...more

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Conan the Outcast is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Leonard Carpenter Conan the Outcast is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in ...more

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Conan the Rebel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Poul Anderson Conan the Rebel is a fantasy novel written by Poul Anderson featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books ...more

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Conan the Savage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Leonard Carpenter Conan the Savage is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books ...more

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Conan the Swordsman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Björn Nyberg, Lin Carter Conan the Swordsman is a collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal ...more

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Conan the Usurper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard Conan the Usurper is a 1967 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ...more

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Conan the Valiant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Roland J. Green Conan the Valiant is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in ...more

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Conan the Wanderer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter Conan the Wanderer is a 1968 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the ...more

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Conan the Warrior is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Conan the Warrior is a 1967 collection of three fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The collection is introduced ...more

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Conan: Scourge of the Bloody C... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Leonard Carpenter Conan, Scourge of the Bloody Coast is a fantasy novel written by Leonard Carpenter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in ...more

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Flight from Nevèrÿon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Samuel R. Delany Flight from Nevèrÿon is a collection of sword and sorcery stories by Samuel R. Delany. It is the third of the four-volume Return to Nevèrÿon series. This article ...more

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Jewels of Gwahlur is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Jewels of Gwahlur is a 1979 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1979 by Donald ...more

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King Conan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard King Conan is a collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, first published in hardcover by Gnome Press ...more

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Neveryóna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Samuel R. Delany Neveryóna, or: The Tale of Signs and Cities is a sword and sorcery novel by Samuel R. Delany. It is the second of the four-volume Return to Nevèrÿon series. This article ...more

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Queen of the Black Coast is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Queen of the Black Coast is a 1978 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1978 by ...more

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Red Nails is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Red Nails is a 1977 collection of three fantasy short stories and one essay written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The collection was ...more

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Return to Nevèrÿon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Samuel R. Delany Return to Nevèrÿon collects three sword and sorcery stories by Samuel R. Delany, along with an appendix: "The Game of Time and Pain," "The Tale of Rumor and ...more

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Rogues in the House is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Rogues in the House is a 1976 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1976 by ...more

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Sagas of Conan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Björn Nyberg, Lin Carter Sagas of Conan is a 2004 omnibus collection of three previously issued fantasy books written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword ...more

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Tales of Conan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard Tales of Conan is a 1955 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The ...more

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Tales of Nevèrÿon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Sword And Sorcery Books and Novels
Samuel R. Delany Tales of Nevèrÿon collects a preface and five sword and sorcery stories by Samuel R. Delany; and finally an appendix. The stories are "The Tale of Gorgik," "The Tale ...more