Atlas of the Serpent Men (A Tale of Conan of Cimmeria)

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Leaving the comforts of his kingdom, Conan, King of Aquilonia, embarks on a quest that has virtually no chance of success. With only a single retainer, he must find a relic of the ancient race of serpent men. It's of little moment to him that his own life might be the price of its capture. This is a pulp story in the Weird Tales tradition. More
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About Chris L. Adams

Chris hails from Dayton, Ohio circa Spring, 1969.

At about age six his family moved to Virginia. After only 2 years the countryside beckoned and his family moved to a horse farm in rural West Virginia where his parents yet reside.

The farm afforded plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. As an adolescent he played Tarzan in the trees, and Huck Finn on the Bluestone River which surrounds his folks’ 80+ acre farm.

In the wilds of the farm and surrounds he scaled cliffs, learned to shoot and ride horses and played ‘war’ with his friends where they utilized an arsenal of BB guns to heat up each others derrieres to howls of laughter and cries of pain and wrath.

Growing up without the benefit of cable and satellite he developed a love of reading early on. After devouring many of the classics of both ancient and modern literature he settled into his favorite niche of pulp authors upon discovering authors as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Edmond Hamilton, Clark Ashton Smith, A. Merritt and of course Edgar Rice Burroughs.

An avid hobbyist, he is a guitarist, having been in an out of many bands since the late 80s. Besides reading, writing and dabbling in guitar he also enjoys collecting historic militaria of mostly the WW2 era.

Chris has been employed with ABB Inc. since 1992. Currently he is a Senior Systems Engineer in IS.

Chris resides in Southern West Virginia with his wife and two children.

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Gilbert M. Stack reviewed on April 25, 2018

This tribute to Robert E. Howard’s Conan starts on a strong note giving a very credible account of Conan facing off against a band of thieves. The crisp action pulls you right in and doesn’t let you go from start to finish. Adams has a real feel for everyone’s favorite barbarian. These are pages that feel like REH could have penned them. There's also a delightful piece of Conan flash fiction at the end so make certain you read until the final page.
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James Hold reviewed on Nov. 11, 2017

This is an interesting story that captures Howard's atmosphere.
However, are you quite sure CONAN is in the public domain? I can open any book of REH's work and see a long list of people claiming rights to the property.
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