One of Howard's best in the Conan sagas. Ad I have to answer to the female reviewer here who disliked it because fo it's sexism. The story is true to it's tiem, set in an ancient earth. although this story does not feature the strong female charachter she wants, it is true to the time the story would be set in. It's just sad the story couldn't be written today because it would be considered politically correct. Check out some of the other stories in the Conan saga that Howard wrote. There are strong female leads in a couple of them. This story however is one of Howard's best. enough plot twists to keep it interesting and solid action in the right places.