Ten thousand years before Conan disturbed the forbidden Temple of Set, princess Akivasha — daughter to the first great ruler of Stygia — was transformed into a vampire and cursed to haunt its halls forever. Her pampered years of hedonistic pleasure behind her, the beautiful Akivasha spent centuries with desiccated mummies and skittering monsters, as a deep loneliness grew within her.
Now, something has awakened her from tedious ages of boredom. She immediately senses Conan’s power and vitality when he steals into the temple, and she vows to take this Cimmerian warrior as her lover — or at least have a good time killing him! Spinning out of Robert E. Howard’s Hour of the Dragon novel comes the untold tale of Akivasha, the title character to Howard’s “I Am the Woman Who Never Died” chapter.
* Tim Truman adds new dimensions to a Howard classic, and Conan and Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Paul Lee returns to illustrate this horrific and heartbreaking story, giving us glimpses into Akivasha’s troubled past while the lusty vampire stalks Conan through dark, demon-filled mazes!