The People of the Black Circle

Robert E. Howard (1906 - 1936)

"The People of the Black Circle" is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in three parts over the September, October and November 1934 issues. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan kidnapping a regal princess of Vendhya (pre-historical India) and foiling a nefarious plot of world domination by the Black Seers of Yimsha. Due to its epic scope and atypical Hindustan flavor, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales. It is also one of the few Howard stories where the reader is treated a deeper insight on magic and magicians beyond the stereotypical Hyborian depiction as demon conjurer-illusionist-priests. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Group: Conan the Cimmerian

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Death Strikes a King Mark Nelson
Play 02 02 - A Barbarian from the Hills Mark Nelson
Play 03 03 - Khemsa Uses Magic Mark Nelson
Play 04 04 - An Encounter in the Pass Mark Nelson
Play 05 05 - The Black Stallion Mark Nelson
Play 06 06 - The Mountain of the Black Seers Mark Nelson
Play 07 07 - On to Vimsha Mark Nelson
Play 08 08 - Yasmina Knows Stark Terror Mark Nelson
Play 09 09 - The Castle of the Wizards Mark Nelson
Play 10 10 - Yasmina and Conan Mark Nelson