First published in the May 1934 issue of 'Weird Tales' (it even made the cover) this is considered one of the best tales of Conan. Escaping from Argos, where he has been accused of a crime he finds refuge on a boat. However, as pirates are in the area he finds the boat and its crew being attacked, leading him to ultimately fall in with the beautiful Belit, the queen of the title.
With Belit as the brains and Conan as the brawn this intrepid crew of pirates take on an adventure to a 'lost city' in the jungle. Thus there is more danger and excitement in store for Conan. There has always been something about Conan that has drawn people in, whether it is the escapism of the tales, the poetry of Howard's descriptions, or something else entirely. This is a tale that fans will have already read many times before, and those who haven't will find as a good introduction to the character.