A chance violent encounter in Shadizar lands young CONAN a position as a bodyguard for a wealthy merchant. But a twist of fate will put Conan in the hot seat ? and no choice but to play the hand he?s dealt in a deadly game of SERPENT?S BLUFF! Conan will rely on his sword ? and his wits ? while navigating the seedy underworld of ?civilized? gambling while making sure he stays clear of the deadly ?Debtors Lounge?! Magic, mystery and action abound when writer Jim Zub (CHAMPIONS, AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME) joins forces with artist Patch Zircher (HULK; TERROR, INC.) for the first of a three-part epic ? CONAN THE GAMBLER! PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella ?THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE?!