A king is killed by dark sorcery and his resourceful sister swears revenge on those who commit this ghastly regicide. So begins another break-neck, raging tale of adventure, murder and magic. Conan is by now a feared chieftain of the hillmen in an uneasy alliance of unruly rejects whose elders have been captured. By chance Conan goes to parley alone and encounters the vengeful sister of the dead king. Taking her captive he finds himself embroiled in a series of savage events that bring him into the ultimate confrontation with the People of the Black Circle, and their arcane master, whose sorcery can shake the partitions of time and space itself. Another rip-roaring tale from the pen of master sword-and-sorcery storyteller, Robert E. Howard.