This is the third installment of John Norman's popular and controversial Gor series. Tarl Cabot is the intrepid tarnsman of the planet Gor, a harsh society with a rigid caste system that personifies the most brutal form of Social Darwinism. In this volume, Tarl must search for the truth behind the disappearance of his beautiful wife, Talena. Have the ruthless Priest-Kings destroyed her? Tarl vows to find the answer for himself, journeying to the mountain stronghold of the kings, knowing full well that no one who has dared approach the Priest-Kings has ever returned alive....
The saga continues: listen to more in the Gorean series.
©1968 John Norman (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Traveler, Reader, Political Blogger.
This is as much as a new experience to the imagination as was the first volume. IN the first we learned the nature of Gor on the surface, both literally and figuratively. Now we get to the inner workings. This volume has a focus on more action and less face and body stripping. Well worth the read, and a focal point of the whole series.
Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.
I have always loved this book. It gets 5 stars and I don't give those out very often.
I don't give spoilers
The Gorean series is basically Conan the barbarian meets a smut novel on another world. There's lots of violent battles and vicious giant man eaters with a dash BDSM. The series gets a little repetitive as the books go on but not to badly for a 20 plus book series. If you liked the John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' series most likely you'll enjoy these books there very similar. I prefer the Gorean series myself, except the ones narrated by women which I haven't bought so don't know if there good or not I personal dislike women narrates.
"MORE GOREAN SAGA PLEASE!!"
Well read by Ralph again here, makes a decent book better....Please Audible, more Gor Saga please!!!
I could only struggled through half, it started going wrong with the tedious minutiae of objects slightly differing from real world objects, going into far more detail than necessary. Then it moves into an hour or so of characters with monotonous and abrasive voices (I appreciate that this was correct though). Worst was the author's portrayal of how women act on gor, and his attempts to rationalise their submissive behaviour. I understand that this is his fantasy, a world he created, but I could not perservere through the rest of this book as I found it rather sickening.
Every moment left my craving the next. Such an intiguing insight into a what if theory.
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