Ith real history Hyperborea being the key one that inspired weird fiction originals Robert E Howard and Clark Ashton Smith HP Lovecraft was a pen pal with Howard and Smith and championed his own flavor of horror which influenced REH s adventures Lin Carter had several Lovecraft
Call Outs As Well However Carter Fails outs as well However Carter fails tap the potential of Lemuria s RICH HISTORYEDITIONS COVERS AND EXPECTATIONS THIS REVIEWS THE 1969 historyEditions Covers and Expectations This reviews the 1969 edition Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria which expands the original 1965 The Wizard of Lemuria with an author s foreword in which he reveals that the 2nd edition has a few thousand extra words this is interesting since the novel is near novella length and still seems short Paying tribute to a master REH is an honorable gesture and this is admittedly Lin Carter s first published work so we o not expect his best What should we expect Let s start with the covers The original 1965 cover by Gray Morrow was representative featuring a BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) dragon like pterodactyl eating a spaceship The 1969 edition has an arguably attractive cover by Jeff Jones which looks Frazetta like and promises seriousark fantasy than it oes cheezy sci fi Thongor is arguably a mix of sci fi and fantasy so either approach could
work upon reading it is obvious we have been uped Floaters and ADHD Style Moments of ecent storytelling are interrupted by upon reading it is obvious we have been uped Floaters and ADHD Style Moments of Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect decent storytelling are interrupted by self parody an air ship is uickly introduced and is unfortunately called a floater which brings to mind a type of lowensity egested waste Since our uncivilized barbarian chances upon said floater a uniue prototype among all Lemuria it is outright amazing that he can master the controls and fly away But he Fall for You does and this nonsense is ever present and consistent Our naked loin clothed hero is called Thong or I assume he is wearing a thong he is characterized as being naked but half way through we suddenly learn Thongor is actually wearing high boots to protect himself from vile serpents Wildisconnects are characteristic of the book Attention Money Blues to Blue Money deficithyperactivityisorder ADHD is a real Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 disorder aptly named it also suits the style of this book One could easily argue Lin Carter had ADHD and got a thrill of introducing then instantlyiscarding random goalsenemies To wit random wizard needs randomly found warrior and his randomly high jacked floater to guess what save the world in two weeks Without this random confluence of events the wizard would have not prepared to save it WTH Fortunate coincidence on every page attempts to mop up plot holes too big too fix unlikely encounters bring shallow Alchemy for Women danger and instant reprieves The fauxrama is so over the top that each encounter Alchemy Martial Supreme deflates the previous Hopelessly lost characters and magical weapons somehow always resurfacelike lowensityhigh fat poop aka floatersCinematic Clonans Carter s Thongor reads like poor fan fiction than it Nicholas Flamels First Codex does a uniue tribute to the Sword Sorcery genre There are parallels between the written Conan Clonanevelopment and the cinematic evolution Those of us who lived through the 1980 s were generally a impressed with the cinematic adaption of Conan The Barbarian 1982 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and less impressed with the movie clonans that followed that were shallow rip offs The worst of the worst of these was Deathstalker There is a stunningly hilarious and through review of the Deathstalker series on cinemassacrecom from 2010 It Alien dissects the absurdity of the series even going as far as to uantify the ratio of fight scenes to women s breasts shown per movie These movies are terrible like most clones What is sad is that many of these had great covers by artist Boris Vallejo which promised toeliver serious Sword Sorcery Great marketing I suppose but reminiscent of this Thongor book Agriculture in Qajar Iran disappointingelivery wrapped in a great oil painting. Th and only Thongor and his companions aided by the science and magic of the wizard Sharajsha stand between mankind and the night of oo. ,
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BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) dash of Lovecraft thrown in for good measure The Hero Thongor is aumb lusty barbarian often most often Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse denoted by his iron thewed legs or naked bronze chest he s supposed to be brainless and yet actually comes up with some pretty intelligent plans of escape he wants to be John Carter or euivalent but israwn with the architype of Conan it just Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups doesn t gel for meHis main companion is Sharajsha of Zaar a wizard of overcomplicated and stupid sounding name as are the majority of names and characters in this book but thank the gods its spares us overuse of the apostrophe itoes every other cliche you care to name who has no secret agenda whasoever what you see is what you get how Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics dull this guy is a good and noble wizard who s sole plan is to save the world from theragon lords led by a villain called Sssaaa I kid you not opening a portal to let in the elder gods The writing is apalling and full of archaisms thusthence etc and malapropisms and hell simply made up mumbo jumbo we have Thongor nervous of the wizard s alchemystical warlockery he s read about ghosts in shuddery accounts the snake people are loathly undulent and we have the clanger the Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides druid s eyeballs crawled to the left not to mention the actual misuse of words like his uest to impregnate the magic sword and some badguy s transcendtal wrath The pace is so fast youon t have time to think this happens then this happens then this the only breaks are when the characters fall into blissful unconsciousness which they Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family do practically at the end of every chapter Usually hit on the head by a villain only to wake up in some kind of cell and proceed to escape to find villains to fight and be rendered unconscious again There s one point where Thongor s on the run from some soldiers enemy 1 lizard hawks enemy 2 appear in the sky Dwarks jungleragons burst from the under growth enemy 3 he runs away into the clutches of slith vampire flowers enemy 4 that not only Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel drink blood but have a vapour that reneders you unconscious before he finally gets rescued by the wizard All this takes about 5 pages I was shattered just reading that adventureThe book uses fantastical and often unpronouncable place character and animal names none of which are explained at all and seem really sillyThe Wizard of Lemuria is a perfect textbook of how not to write fantasy fiction So bad its hillarious and I couldn t put itown but sadly not for the right reasons Probably my favorite in the Thongor series Maybe just because it was the first This is highly Uprising Emerge Series derivative sword and sorcery with a penchant for coincidence that would embarrass Edgar Rice Burroughs and yet it is kind of fun if you remember torink some alcohol while reading I liked this better than the same author s first two World s End books featuring the bland Ganelon A Conan Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) derivative with a carbon cop. Thongor of Valkarth mightiest warrior of the ancient continent of Lemuria before theawn of history launches into this saga with this Y of the character some impressive scenery and setpieces the occasional good fight scene and honestly pretty terrible prose with poor word choices and narration Probably not worth your while unless you re really insistent on reading everything Sword Sorcery has to offer but not the worst
of the lot either the setting all the flying ships and inosaurs carries some of it Do notthe lot either the setting all the flying ships and inosaurs carries some of it Do not this book looking for a fine pastiche of Conan Do not read this book hoping for a fine pastiche of Edgar Rice Burroughs s Mars novels But if you love Conan and ERB this is Conan as ERB would have WRITTE THIS BOOK STUNK LOL NO This book stunk Lol No my used copy of it smells like stale mint gum It really bothered my sense of smell If it wasn t good enough I was going to give it up And then I had to finish it in a blackout with a booklight Okay but enough about me This book is from an era when fantasy was simply told to be entertaining No messages No political agendas And sometimes it s nice to get away from the seriousness of it It wasn t earthshattering great no surprises no twists but I enjoyed it If you like Joe Abercrombie give these books a chance If you re a fan of fantasy give any of the oldies a chance They re the roots of fantasy today afterall Nominally a sword and sorcery adventure set in prehistoric Lemuria of legend Carter Sedition and Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale draws in sword and planet influences visible later in the series and a save the world plot from high fantasy The resulting amalgam has the worst excesses of each The story is rife with unlikely coincidences plot immunities last minute rescues and reversals and also seems to beriven on rails by an extended fetch the foozle uest that reads like the world s worst grocery list They have two weeks They The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature did have seven thousand years but Sharajsha the Wizard is a busy man and it s soifficult to get to the shops much less hire reliable help from his mountain fortressCarter strings together every hoary set piece ever posited for eitherall genres as though he suspected he Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers d never have another opportunity to sit with the Big Kids As a result heumps out
his entire toolbox the midnight raid on a tower fortress protagonists slated for sacrifice to elder gods aentire toolbox the midnight raid on a tower fortress protagonists slated for sacrifice to elder gods a break an arena battle and various encounters with large and Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations dangerous wildlife It s a style that gets the jobone or at least A job but contains nothing remarkable or memorable If an eleven year old The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance described this as the best heshe has ever read I would pat himher on the head and hand over a copy of Jack Vance s Planet of Adventure seriesAt one point Carterescribes a scene p 117 under which the Dragon Kings of a bygone age A New Reader's Guide to African Literature disported in peculiar garments too complex to be noted merely in passing It s a weird sentence both self referential and lazy that seems to encapsulate the whole of Carter s writing especially his later works Carter s Thongor of Valkarth a True FloaterLin Carter s Thongor is a clonan a clone of REH s 1930 s barbarian Conan Thongor has all the expected traits a broadsword hails from northern cold climatesisdains civilization and wears a loincloth In addition to Thongor other notable clonans emerging 1970 include John Jakes s Brak the Barbarian and Gardner F Fox s Kothar of the Magic SwordLemuria and Weird Fiction History Let us highlight the titular location Lemuria is akin to Atlantis being a lost continent mired in myth and history It is not entirely fictional In fact many scientists in the 1800 s including Ernst Haeckel famous Darwin supporter claimed the Lemuria was a sunken continent off of AfricaIndia and hypothesized it was the origin of man s evolution rather than Africa In short Carter chose a land that was rich in history but Story Alchemy Authors Craft Book 2 did not capitalize on this much There are a few call outs to Hyperborea ancient northern Europe essentially another mystical land Ousing adventure of swordplay and sorcery The ancientragon kings have Oral and Written Poetry in African Literature Today deemed that the hour is right to regain theirominance over Ear.