John Norman's epic Gorean Saga is one of the longest-running and most successful series in the history of fantasy. It is also one of the most controversial. Over the course of more than 30 books produced over a span of six decades, the series has sold millions of copies and built legions of fans unrivaled in their devotion. E-Reads invites you to rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.
Magicians of Gor: Book 25 of the Gorean Saga: After the disaster of the delta campaign Ar is substantially defenseless. The forces of Cos, and her allies, are welcomed into the city as liberators. Ar's Station, which held out so valiantly against superior forces in the north, is denounced as traitorous. Veterans of the delta campaign are despised and ridiculed. Patriotism and manhood are denigrated. Lawlessness and propaganda are rampant. Marlenus, the great ubar, who might have organized and led a resistance, who might have rallied the city, is presumed dead, somewhere in the Voltai Mountains. Tar; is concerned with a warrior's vengeance upon sedition and treachery, and, in particular, with meeting one who stands high amongst the conspirators, a beautiful woman now enthroned as ubara, whose name is Talena.
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DO NOT read Magicians unless you have read both Vagabonds and Renegades. Tarl's experiences in the Delta change him in subtle ways. Magicians is the only one of the books up to this point that I had only read once. I remember a totally different ending, and was content that that was the end of the story. Now that Norman is no longer blacklisted, and these books are ALL back in print including Dancer, I look forward to hearing what is going to happen. I bought Witness on Ebay as a self published print on demand book and have read about 1/3rd of it. I decided that I had to go back and start over. These audio books are the author's approved versions. I have no desire to look for differences in my versions, I'm sure they exist. These are the versions the author wanted to stand the test of time and I'm not going to argue with him.... I like the ending much better then the one I remember, and I know that I get to meet Tarl again in a couple of books. Revenge is a dish best served cold.... Tarl takes it in spades here. I think he's still in love with Vella though.... or at least I believe so. I wonder if he is ever going to figure out that the Black Tarn let her ride it. To me, that matters, but at least she is safe in Port Kar. I missed out on what happened to her the last 3 times around. Of course I'm a romantic. There are new Gor books to read. Hard to believe, but true. I wish you well.
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