CONAN THE LIBERATOR by decamp + Carter.
[ decamp s version of how Conan became King of Aquilonia. so another hole in Conans career is filled with basic rubble + plastered over with nice clean prose.]
this is 1 of the most boring + wimpy lumps of 'filler' ever squeezed between 2 covers.
rating = 2 of 5. poor, below average + very dull.
[ *** SPOILER ***...
conan owes everything to a cute regiment of little 'forest fairy creatures'.. the Satyrs + their mighty magic pipes are invincible!
[ now i like satyrs + fairys + elves +gnomes in tolkien + other high fantasy, but i never expected to see em smashing a big hyborian army? + the last place i would have expected to find em in all hyboria is in very populated, busy central Aquilonia!?! ]
i thought decamp hit a new low with this cutesey fairytale. + in later decamp tales, when the King is in dire need, the 'most powerful secret regiment' in Conans Aquilonian army is never mentioned again? i wonder why?!? ]
so, is anyone out there a big fan of cute hyborian satyrs?
will they be mentioned in the new Aquilonian hyborian trilogy?
[ i noticed that LIBERATOR has been praised in comments a few times recently, but its never been reviewed in this forum yet. so here is my very basic quick effort to get the ball rolling. ]
all views + ratings are welcome.
I am new to the forum.
I know most of Howards Conan Story, and some of the others, but I had no chance to get my hands on "Conan, the Liberator" yet.
I heard about the Satyr-story.
How are the creatures described there?
Are they really described as the cute little buggers they should not be?
And why did they help Conan?
I wondered if the Satyrs could indeed have some lovecraftian origin, like from a certain goat with her thousand young. With the few descriptions I have (mostly from Conan-RPG-games), I see them as group of worshippers of an old wood goddess who were transformed by her into these goat-like creatures.