This fantastic book is broken down into thirteen sections, from Conan's formative years in Cimmeria and his participation in the Battle of Venarium, through to his eventual relinquishing of the crown of Aquilonia and journey into the isles of the west.
Given his pedigree as editor and author of many of Marvel's Conan comics, Roy Thomas' presents as well-written history of Conan which serves both as a useful refresher for fans and an ideal introduction to anyone who has yet to discover Robert E. Howard's work.
As with other Dorling Kindersley guides, every page is covered in incredible art drawn from Conan novels, posters and comic books. These include the works of a number of famous Conan artists, including John Buscema, Frank Frazetta, Barry Windsor-Smith, Cary Nord and Alex Ross. There are also some beautiful (and highly useful) maps of the Hyborian World as well as (typical DK) insets on particular characters and items important to the Conan mythology.
All in all, a 'must have' purchase for the Conan fan...