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After witnessing his wife burned at the stake, warlord Khalar Zym sets out on a quest to find the mythical Mask of Acheron, an ancient artifact that will bring his beloved back to life. In his search across the lands, Zym destroys a village in northern Cimmeria, where a boy born of battle survives and is cast out into the world, alone. Years later, Zym crosses paths again with the boy who survived--Conan. Zym must now contend with this barbarian nuisance who is now set on vengeance for the slaughter of his village. Zym and his seductive witch daughter, Marique, eventually clash with Conan in an epic final battle, the outcome of which will decide the fate of the world. Based on Conan the Barbarian, the new major motion picture from Millennium Films, Furla Productions and Conan Properties International.

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Stuart Moore

STUART MOORE is a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. Among his current writing projects are THE ZODIAC LEGACY, created and cowritten by Stan Lee and published by Disney, featuring an all-new team of teenaged super heroes in a series of illustrated prose novels and graphic novels; DOMINION: LAST SACRIFICE, a comic book series for Amazon/Jet City; and THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE, an original Marvel prose novel. Recent work includes EGOs, an original comic book series from Image Comics, and GARTER'S BIG SCORE, an original ebook novella for Kindle. He also contributed two series, TEACH and OUT WITH A BANG, to the launch of the online comics app Stela. Other comics work includes WOLVERINE NOIR and NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT (Marvel) ; FIRESTORM (DC Comics) ; assorted Star Trek and Transformers projects; and the science-fiction graphic novels EARTHLIGHT, PARA, SHADRACH STONE, and MANDALA. Prose writing includes the novel version of Marvel's CIVIL WAR, and Disney Worldwide's JOHN CARTER: THE MOVIE NOVELIZATION.

Stuart also serves as freelance editor of Marvel Comics' prose novel line. In the past, he has been a book editor at St. Martin's Press and editor of the Virgin Comics / SciFi Channel and Marvel Knights comics imprints. At DC Comics, he was a founding editor of the acclaimed Vertigo imprint, where he won both the Will Eisner award for Best Editor and the Don Thompson Award for Favorite Editor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, author Liz Sonneborn, and two of the most spoiled cats in the known universe.

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