Writer Fred Van Lente leads the way for the world's most famous barbarian! Conan and the former slave girl Natala wander the desert as the only survivors of a vast army. Finally they arrive dying of thirst to the unwelcoming and desolate city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror lurks in the shadows threatening to take any who step within the city! As the inhabitants sleep under the spell of the Black Lotus, Conan and Natala must escape if they wish to live!
Fred Van Lente is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak), Odd Is On Our Side (with Dean R. Koontz), as well as the American Library Association award-winning Action Philosophers. His original graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens (co-written with Andrew Foley) is the basis for the major motion picture starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Van Lente's other comics include The Comic Book History of Comics, Taskmaster, Archer & Armstrong, Amazing Spider-Man and GI Joe. The author lives in Brooklyn, N.Y..