Jewels of Gwahlur (Conan) (1935)

by Robert E. Howard

Treasure-hunting Conan becomes involved in a struggle among four factions to gain possession of a set of valuable jewels in a lost city. 

This is not prime Robert E. Howard, but it is still a better read than most of his compatriots in the pulp game could produce.


Robert E. Howard

It’s a bit of a mess with a sloppy plot that mashes up slave girls and oracles, ape men and armies. 

It is interesting to note that, despite the usual emphasis on Conan’s superhuman physical prowess, Howard takes time to highlight the Cimmerian’s intellectual capabilities as a master of languages.


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