- Series: Gorean Saga (Book 16)
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: e-reads.com; Anniversary edition (June 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0759213682
- ISBN-13: 978-0759213685
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,727,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Guardsman of Gor (Gorean Saga) Paperback – June 30, 2007
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About the Author
John Norman, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, is the creator of the Gorean Saga, the longest-running series of adventure novels in science fiction history. Starting in December 1966 with "Tarnsman of Gor", the series was put on hold after its twenty-fifth installment, "Magicians of Gor", in 1988, when DAW refused to publish its successor, "Witness of Gor". After several unsuccessful attempts to find a trade publishing outlet, the series was brought back into print in 2001. Norman has also produced a separate, three-installment science fiction series, the Telnarian Histories, plus two other fiction works ("Ghost Dance" and "Time Slave"), a nonfiction paperback ("Imaginative Sex"), and a collection of thirty short stories, entitled "Norman Invasions". "The Totems of Abydos" was published in spring 2012. All of Norman's work is available both in print and as ebooks. The Internet has proven to be a fertile ground for the imagination of Norman's ever-growing fan base, and at Gor Chronicles (www.gorchronicles.com), a website specially created for his tremendous fan following, one may read everything there is to know about this unique fictional culture. Norman is married and has three children.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Like the great Fredrick Douglass (Read My Bondage My Freedom), Jason escapes and forces his former owners and tormenters to learn the error of their ways. Then he becomes a guardsman who fights against the pirates who are opressing the river towns of the Vosk River.
This book was one of the few books where Norman went into detail concerning pirates, who had previously only been alluded to. Here we see pirates and a massive naval battle (A Rarity In The Gor Books). This was what enthralled me-and why I give it Four Stars. Seeing the fighting aboard vessels and the tactics that were used. I wish that Norman had gone into more details like these in his later books instead of boring us with verbose and pedantic ideas on the "superiority" of one gennder over another. I felt like saying: "OK, I get the idea and I heard it all before 100 times. Now I want adventure and action with the principle characters!"
Ironic, because there is actually very little sex in any of these Gor books. Just theoretical discussions about what can and will and should be done, etc. If you want to read a really good book trilogy with lots of sex but with plenty of thick plot, I highly reccomend The Seer King, The Demon King and The Warrior King by the late Chris Bunch. See my review concening the Seer King. It was great! The character Damastes Cimabue would give Tarl Cabot a serious run for his money.
A. Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.