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!Download Book ⚔ Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria ♠ Thongor of Valkarth mightiest warrior of the ancient continent of Lemuria, before the dawn of history launches into this saga with this rousing adventure of swordplay and sorcery The ancient dragon kings have deemed that the hour is right to regain their dominance over Earth and only Thongor and his companions, aided by the science and magic of the wizard Sharajsha, stand between mankind and the night of doom A Conan derivative with a carbon copy 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 dinosaurs, carries some of it A Conan derivative with a carbon copy 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 dinosaurs, carries some of it This book stunk Lol No, actually 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 enjo This book stunk Lol No, actually 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 Do not read 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 written him Highly recommended In my opinion, while Carter deserves some of the criticism against him he was definitely derivative is that truly a bad thing he has been unfairly maligned as an author He is really quite good when in ERB or Clark Ashton Smith mode. Probably my favorite in the Thongor series Maybe just because it was the first. This is highly 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 to drink some alcohol while reading I liked this better than the same author s first two World s End books featuring the bland Ganelon. I don t know whether to give this 1 5 or 5 5 its soooooooooo bad it s hilarious Simply cannot believe this is not a parody The story is a cross between Edgar Rice Burroughs and Conan with a dash of Lovecraft thrown in for good measure The Hero Thongor is a dumb, lusty barbarian often most often 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 equivale I don t know whether to give this 1 5 or 5 5 its soooooooooo bad it s hilarious Simply cannot believe this is not a parody The story is a cross between Edgar Rice Burroughs and Conan with a dash of Lovecraft thrown in for good measure The Hero Thongor is a dumb, lusty barbarian often most often 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 equivalent, but is drawn with the architype of Conan it just doesn t gel for me.His 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 it does every other cliche you care to name who has no secret agenda whasoever what you see is what you get how dull this guy is a good and noble wizard who s sole plan is to save the world from the dragon 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 thus thence 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 druid s eyeballs crawled to the left not to mention the actual misuse of words like his quest to impregnate the magic sword and some badguy s transcendtal wrath The pace is so fast you don 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 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 findvillains 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 jungle dragons burst from the under growth enemy 3 he runs away into the clutches of slith vampire flowers enemy 4 that not only 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 adventure.The book uses fantastical and often unpronouncable place, character and animal names none of which are explained at all and seem really silly.The Wizard of Lemuria is a perfect textbook of how not to write fantasy fiction So bad its hillarious and I couldn t put it down, but sadly, not for the right reasons Over the top swords and sorcery adventure So, I first encountered Lin Carter because he wrote introductions to some H.P Lovecraft collections It wasn t until later that I realized that Carter was an author in his own right His work is listed in Gary Gygax s famous Appendix N the list of the original inspirations for the Dungeons Dragons game , and so I felt motivated to check out his work Thongor is classic swords and sorcery adventure stuff Thongor himself seems like a sort of clone o Over the top swords and sorcery adventure So, I first encountered Lin Carter because he wrote introductions to some H.P Lovecraft collections It wasn t until later that I realized that Carter was an author in his own right His work is listed in Gary Gygax s famous Appendix N the list of the original inspirations for the Dungeons Dragons game , and so I felt motivated to check out his work Thongor is classic swords and sorcery adventure stuff Thongor himself seems like a sort of clone of Robert E Howard sfamous Conan and the writing is really over the top pulp adventure style If you enjoy that sort of thing which I do , it s pretty enjoyable stuff But the over the top writing will certainly not be to everyone s taste, so be aware that Thongor might be a bit of an acquired taste, if you like it at all I am looking forward to reading other books in this series as well Nominally a sword and sorcery adventure set in prehistoric Lemuria of legend, Carter draws in sword and planet influencesvisible 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 be driven on rails by an extended fetch the foozle quest that reads like the world s worst grocery list They have two weeks Th Nominally a sword and sorcery adventure set in prehistoric Lemuria of legend, Carter draws in sword and planet influencesvisible 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 be driven on rails by an extended fetch the foozle quest that reads like the world s worst grocery list They have two weeks They did have seven thousand years, but Sharajsha the Wizard is a busy man, and it s so difficult to get to the shops much less hire reliable help from his mountain fortress.Carter strings together every hoary set piece ever posited for either all genres, as though he suspected he d never have another opportunity to sit with the Big Kids As a result, he dumps out his entire toolbox the midnight raid on a tower fortress, protagonists slated for sacrifice to elder gods, a prison break, an arena battle, and various encounters with large and dangerous wildlife It s a style that gets the job done or at least A job but contains nothing remarkable or memorable If an eleven year old described this as the best he she has ever read, I would pat him her on the head and hand over a copy of Jack Vance s Planet of Adventure series.At one point, Carter describes a scene p 117 under which the Dragon Kings of a bygone age 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 Having read all of the Thongor s novels I must say that they are a cross over between Conan and John Carter of Mars In a bizarre kind of way, Thongor s saga works and works well In this prediluvian continent, while evidently prehistoric and were dinosaurs still roam, conjures up regular comparisons with ERB Barsoom series, which seems to beits blueprint than the world of Conan This series are a combination of two bigger than life heroes, and a must have for every sword and sorcery and s Having read all of the Thongor s novels I must say that they are a cross over between Conan and John Carter of Mars In a bizarre kind of way, Thongor s saga works and works well In this prediluvian continent, while evidently prehistoric and were dinosaurs still roam, conjures up regular comparisons with ERB Barsoom series, which seems to beits blueprint than the world of Conan This series are a combination of two bigger than life heroes, and a must have for every sword and sorcery and science fan The battle with the Dragon Kings was a blast Good read