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Slithering Shadow, the (1933) [Novelette]
by Robert E. Howard Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Conan Chronicles, the

Summary (IBList user synopsis):

Conan, with slave-girl Natala, are lost in the Southern desert at the brink of exhaustion when they discover the mysterious city of Xuthal. Here they encounter the black lotus induced sleep of its people, the madness of Stygian princess Thalis... and the hungry God, Thog.

Originally titled "Xuthal of the Dusk" by Howard, published in Weird Tales dated September 1933 as "The Slithering Shadow".

Printed in:

  • "The Sword of Conan" in 1952.
  • Conan the Adventurer (1966) Lancer/Ace
  • The Conan Chronicles Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle (2000) Gollancz
  • The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (2003) Del Rey
  • The Complete Chronicles of Conan (2006) Gollancz

Original title: The Slithering Shadow
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySword and Sorcery

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Conan the Adventurer (1966) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Conan Chronicles Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle, the (2000) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, the (2003) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Complete Chronicles of Conan, the (2006) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard

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