To celebrate the release of the film, a sample of the original Conan tales - a complete short story by the creator of the greatest fantasy hero of all time!
RED NAILS is one of the original stories featuring Conan, one of the most enduring and loved characters of the twentieth century. To celebrate the release of the new film version, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, starring A GAME OF THRONES' Jason Mamoa, Gollancz is delighted to present this ebook of a classic Conan story, also collected in the CONAN THE BARBARIAN film tie-in edition.
Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) was born and raised in rural Texas, the son of a pioneer physician. He began writing professionally at the age of fifteen and turned out dozens of tales of heroic and supernatural fantasy, featuring many memorable creations - including the character he is best remembered for: Conan of Cimmeria. These stories, mostly published in Weird Tales, won him a huge audience across the world and influenced a whole generation of writers, from Robert Jordan to Raymond E. Feist. Sadly, Howard killed himself in June 1936 when he learned that his beloved mother had fallen into a coma.