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Posted March 6, 2013
Philip José Farmer in his new book, ¿Hadon of Ancient Opar¿ a ne
Philip José Farmer in his new book, “Hadon of Ancient Opar” a new book in Wold Newton series published by Titan Books introduces us to Hadon.
From the back cover: Enter the lost city of Opar
Opar, the lost colony of Atlantis, is hidden deep in the heart of Africa, awash with incredible riches. From this ancient city comes Hadon, an impoverished but ambitious young man who sets out to win the Great Games of Klakor, and thus become king of the Khokarsan Empire.
As his quest for the throne leads him into the wild lands beyond the empire’s edge, Hadon finds himself embroiled in a bloody civil war.
Edgar Rice Burroughs created Opar and let Tarzan visit it now Mr. Farmer brings us to Opar long before Tarzan’s visit. No doubt about it this is a story in the swords and sorcery genre. Mr. Farmer grew up on Burroughs, H. Rider Haggard and Robert Howard and Hadon is born out of all of them. I think Hadon is a close copy of Robert Howard’s Kull character. Mr. Farmer moves the story along at a pretty good clip with lots of action and asides to other authors. “Hadon of Ancient Opar” is a good adventure yarn that certainly shows quite a bit of imagination. There are moments when it slows down and moments of utter weirdness but , other than that, a pretty good story. I am looking forward to more stories in this series.
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