Robert E Howard
Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) was an American author of pulp fiction, including fantasy, sword and sorcery, western, horror and boxing. He was also a poet. He is best known for his Conan the Barbarian character, and is the creator of the sword and sorcery sub-genre of fantasy. His other well-known series is the Solomon Kane series. His stories mostly appeared in pulp magazines (such as Weird Tales) and not in novel format during his short lifetime. Howard committed suicide when he learned that his mother was in a deep coma and was not expected to regain consciousness.

Robert E. Howard’s first published stories were in December 1922, which were Golden Hope Christmas and West is West, both of which were published in the Brownwood Highschool paper, The Tattler. Below is a list of Robert E. Howard’s books in order of when they were originally collected in book format (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Solomon Kane Books


The Moon of Skulls(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hand of Kane(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skulls in the Stars(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hills of the Dead(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Solomon Kane(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bran Mak Morn Collections


Bran Mak Morn(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Worms of the Earth(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last King(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cormac Mac Art Collections


Tigers of the Sea(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Man Collections


The Dark Man(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Remember(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books


Conan the Conqueror(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of Conan(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Conan(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coming of Conan(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Barbarian(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Conan(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Conan(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books


The Coming of Conan(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Barbarian(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of Conan(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Conan(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Conqueror(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Conan(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Conan(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books


Conan the Adventurer(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Warrior(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Usurper(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Conqueror(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Avenger(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of the Isles(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Freebooter(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Wanderer(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of Cimmeria(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Buccaneer(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of Aquilonia(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books


Conan(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of Cimmeria(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Freebooter(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Wanderer(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Adventurer(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Buccaneer(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Warrior(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Usurper(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Conqueror(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Avenger(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of Aquilonia(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of the Isles(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Conan (Donald M. Grant) Books


The People of the Black Circle(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Witch Shall Be Born(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tower of the Elephant(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Nails(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil in Iron(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogues in the House(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Black Coast(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jewels of Gwahlur(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Colossus(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pool of the Black One(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Almuric(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pride of Bear Creek(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land of Kane(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sowers of the Thunder(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vultures of Whapeton(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Valley of Iskander(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swords of Shahrazar(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marchers of Valhalla(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Skull-Face(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Ride(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawks of Outremer(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mayhem on Bear Creek(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Dead(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heroes of Bear Creek(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Cat Book(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pool of the Black One(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Road to Azrael(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Post Oaks and Sand Roughs(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Woman(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eons of the Night(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trails in Darkness(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kull: Exile of Atlantis(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Weird Works Of Robert E. Howard Collections


Shadow Kingdoms(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon of Skulls(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Dark(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wings in the Night(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley of the Worm(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Fear(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Black River(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hours of the Dragon(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Hounds of Death(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Thunder of Trumpets(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Always Comes Evening(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Man and Others(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Shadows(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolfshead(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Kull(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Singers in the Shadows(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Echoes from an Iron Harp(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Vulmea's Vengeance(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Robert E. Howard(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Man(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pigeons from Hell and Other Weird and Fantastic Adventures(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Images(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Canaan(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kull(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Howard Collector(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Ocean(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Barbarian: The Writings of Robert E. Howard, A Critical Anthology(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Lal Singh(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows of Dreams(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nameless Cults(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Borders(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E. Howard(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waterfront Fists and Others(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Graveyard Rats and Others(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Action Stories(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasures of Tartary(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boxing Stories(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Trail: Western Stories(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Riot at Bucksnort and Other Western Tales(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stranger and Other American Tales(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Robert E. Howard Reader(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


Bloodstar(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phoenix on the Sword(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Conan the Conqueror was also published as The Hour of the Dragon. The Return of Conan was written by Bjorn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp, based on the writing of Robert E. Howard. Tales of Conan consists of non-Conan stories written by Howard that were re-written as Conan stories.

The Lancer publications Conan and Conan of Cimmeria were co-authored with L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter. The Lancer publications Conan the Freebooter, Conan the Wanderer, Conan the Adventurer and Conan the Usurper were co-authored with L. Sprague de Camp. Conan the Buccaneer, Conan of Aquilonia and Conan of the Isles were written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, based on Howard’s work. Conan the Avenger (aka The Return of Conan) was co-authored with Bjorn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp.

The Pool of the Black One was co-authored with Hank Jankus. Hawks of Outremer was co-authored with Richard L. Tierney.

If You Like Robert E. Howard Books, You’ll Love…

Robert E. Howard Synopses: Boxing Stories is a short story collection by Robert E. Howard. The collection consists of sixteen stories and three poems. 10 of the stories feature Steve Costigan – a loveable, hard-fisted, semi-pro boxer. Howard was an amateur boxer himself.

Treasures of Tartary is a collection of some of Robert E. Howard’s best historical fiction stories. Some of the stories included are Treasures of Tartary, Son of the White Wolf, Black Vulmea’s Vengeance, Boot Hill Payoff and The Vultures of Whapeton.

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