The People of the Black Circle


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.3 stars; 110 reviews)

"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) (3 hr 36 min)

Chapters

01 - Death Strikes a King 11:59 Read by Mark Nelson
02 - A Barbarian from the Hills 19:46 Read by Mark Nelson
03 - Khemsa Uses Magic 15:38 Read by Mark Nelson
04 - An Encounter in the Pass 13:54 Read by Mark Nelson
05 - The Black Stallion 24:09 Read by Mark Nelson
06 - The Mountain of the Black Seers 28:31 Read by Mark Nelson
07 - On to Vimsha 18:55 Read by Mark Nelson
08 - Yasmina Knows Stark Terror 17:49 Read by Mark Nelson
09 - The Castle of the Wizards 42:48 Read by Mark Nelson
10 - Yasmina and Conan 23:23 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

The People of the Black Circle

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

Interesting and fast moving story

(4 stars)

A Sword and Sorcery Classic

(5 stars)

One of my favorite Conan tales. This one features plenty of swords against sorcery and a plot that is definitely a bit more complex than most Conan stories. Another flawless reading by Mark Nelson.

The People of the Black Stallion

(4 stars)

Exciting

(5 stars)

Read well and a good story. Make me want to read more from this author

Fantastical Romance

(5 stars)

Fast paced fantasy with a Hero worthy of the Name Conan!

Great story

(4.5 stars)

Great pace well read... Many thanks....