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Black Stranger, the (1953) [Novella]
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Series: Conan Chronicles, the

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A war-party of Picts have pursued Conan for over a hundred miles. Sheltering in a cave he discover's the hiding place of the 'Treasure of Tranicos', thought lost for a hundred years. On the Pictish coast, the Zingaran exile Count Valenso is joined by rival bucaneers both after the treasure. Conan's arrival at the stockade fuels the rivalries until a demon from the Count's past stirs the Picts to attack.

Rejected by Weird Tales so rewritten as a pirate tale "Swords of the Red Brotherhood" but never published. Manuscript found in 1951 by L. Sprague de Camp who re-wrote it back to a Conan tale called "The Treasure of Tranicos".

First published in Fantasy Magazine dated March 1953 as "The Black Stranger".

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Original title: The Black Stranger
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySword and Sorcery

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Conan the Usurper (1967) [Collection]
      Authors: L. Sprague de Camp , Robert E. Howard
     Conan Chronicles Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon, the (2001) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Black Stranger and Other American Tales, the (2005) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Conquering Sword of Conan, the (2005) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Complete Chronicles of Conan, the (2006) [Collection]
      Author: Robert E. Howard

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