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 thirty books produced over a span of six decades, the series has sold millions of copies and built legions of fans unrivaled in their devotion.
Rebels of Gor Book 33 of the Gorean Saga John Norman takes you on a journey to “World’s End,” a set of once-unknown islands far west of the continental mainland.
Lying across vast, turbulent Thassa, these mysterious islands were reached for the first time during the historic voyage of the ship of Tersites. Now this remote locale has been chosen by two warring, technologically advanced species - the bestial, imperialistic, predatory Kurii, and the retiring, secretive Priest-Kings, the “gods of Gor." On this all-too-real “gaming board," a roll of the dice will determine the fortunes and fate of Gor - and perhaps that of Earth. Few realize the momentous nature of the conflict, seeing in it no more than a local war for territory and power. Those who grasp the dimensions of the game realize that the stakes are nothing less than the world itself.
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I have read this series since the early 80's. This was one of the better books since the 80's. More story and less 'me man, you woman'. That's an interesting concept and true in many ways (look at the success of 50 Shades) but it does not need repeating 200 times in one book, as the previous most recent books seem to. This book is narrated from Tarl's point of view. It has great turns and twist but it waits so long to reveal them that you've already figured it out and so lose some of the 'OMG' effect. Otherwise, a good read. Hoping to see more like this.
Tarl, of course, then Pertinax
yes and no there voice changes were good but the written one you can paint your own picture
the ending when he finialy put the daughter of the Ubar of Ar in her place
the changing of voices
no it was to longto listen to in one sitting
This book marks the end of a long sweep of books regarding the 'Japanese' on Gor. It took a whole book for our hero to get to the World's end and then he joins the war and really nothing happens. Yes there were fewer of the slave, slave, slave stuff (but it is also harder to skip over that repetitive nonsense in an audiobook so it seems like there is more).
The story is entertaining enough, but it feels like John Norman has fallen in love with the minutia and cares less for the big scenes the way he once did. There was a sweep of grand war in the whole Ar vs Cos conflict but that just feels missing in this one.
Props to the reader. The guy is awesome. With his voice he made it clear who was Pani (not sure of the spelling) and who was from Continental Gor. Even if John Norman didn't feel the need to tag every sentence with 'he said, I said' or the abominable 'said the one I presumed to be the tavern keeper'.
Despite all that it was entertaining. His Tarl Cabot books always are.
loved it. Ralph listers narration is brilliant.
can't wait for the next instalment of the series.
A good story totally ruined by Norman's obsessive slave ramblings. Just tedious!!! Gave up in the end I just couldn't put up with ten minute long (very repetitive) nonsense on the natural place of women. If you could get an edited and abridged version it would be great.
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