The last Conan novel that I'm aware of is Conan of Venarium by Harry Turtledove (2003). Not including comics and such, have any Conan stories been published since then?

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Yes and No

Between 2005 and 2006, a new series of nine Conan novels were published, under the collective name Age of Conan. They are divided into three trilogies:

  • Legends of Kern (by L.L. Coleman)
  • A Soldier's Quest (by R.A. Knaak)
  • Marauders (by J. Mariotte)

These novels tie into the online role-playing game of the same name, Age of Conan.

It should be noted that none of these novels features Conan directly — they are simply set in the Conan the Barbarian universe and make occasional references to him — and so in that sense, Conan of Venarium is the most recent novel to feature the character of Conan.


The execrable 2011 film spawned an equally execrable novelisation written by Michael A. Stackpole.

Please note that there is an error on the front cover where it states that the film is 'Now a Major Motion Picture'.

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  • Does Cohen the Barbarian count? Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 10:14
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    @DeerHunter - No more than Herenna the henna-haired harridan counts as a Red Sonja substitute...
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 10:20
  • the link to a Quora article was quite powerful IMO (really made you feel, really made you understand, and was concise/well-written) Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 13:16
  • @TrevorBoydSmith - Actually, it made me kinda sad. Anyone with half a brain can see that the film is gonna flop and flop hard. The fact that they justify it by saying "well, we were too close and couldn't see how badly it sucked" is really no excuse.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 13:18
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    @TrevorBoydSmith - Heck, if only his film had been as well written as his excuses why it sucked so bad, maybe it wouldn't have sucked so bad.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 13:18

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