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Lord of the Trees (Secrets of the Nine #2 - Wold Newton Parallel Universe) (Wold Newton Novels) Paperback – November 13, 2012
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Farmer writes a feral ape-man for the modern age. If you are interested in a more realistic portrayal of an intelligent, yet feral man then this book is for you. While some people are put off by A Feast Unknown (Secrets of the Nine #1 - Wold Newton Parallel Universe) (Memoirs of Lord Grandrith) and its sexually explicit content, fear not. Neither of its sequels "Lord of the Trees" or The Mad Goblin (Secrets of the Nine #3 - Wold Newton Parallel Universe) contain that material. It would not be difficult to read them on their own as good Doc Savage or Tarzan pastiche's. Readers who enjoyed Farmer's Lord Tyger (Grandmaster Series) (Grand Master Novels (Titan Books)) should also give this a read.
"Lord of the Trees" is not short on action, as Grandrith uses all of his skills while attempting to exterminate the surviving members of the Nine. The scenes where he combines his jungle awareness with a machine gun are especially fun.
This is a fast pace tale of adventure that fans of any ape-man will enjoy.
Continuing the adventures of a sort of 'Alternate Universe' Tarzan, that was begun in his previous novel, A Feast Unknown', Mr. Farmer shows that no matter WHAT the setting, WHAT the environment, The famous king of the Jungle can carry ANY story.
The extra treats, as anyone who has closely read the stories of Philip Jose' Farmer knows, are the rich tapestries that are woven throughout everything he has written, leaving clues here and there that point to a literary universe beyond the scope of any adventure writers/World builders before him, guaranteed to blow your mind.
Add all of this to a clever wit and insight into the real human condition that is only rivaled by geniuses like Kurt Vonnegut and George Carlin.
I highly recommend reading the whole series!
1. A Feast Unknown
2. Lord Of the Trees
3. The Mad Goblin
But what is this "Secret of the Nine" series? The series is made up of 4 works:
1. A Feast Unknown (reprinted recently by Titan)
2. Lord of the Trees
3. The Mad Goblin (soon to be reprinted by Titan)
4. The Monster on Hold (unfinished, fragments published, may never be finished...)
I recommend that if you haven't read "A Feast Unknown", you do so before you read this book, even tho the main points are covered in this book. They are direct sequels. "The Mad Goblin" is actually a parallel sequel to "Lord", the two books come together at the end, and actually "The Mad Goblin" goes a little further after the end, so its better to read it after "Lord".
These books deal with the REAL versions of Tarzan and Doc Savage. In this work, Tarzan is known as Lord Grandrith. Doc Savage is Doc Caliban, with his cousin Trish Wilde. In the prior work we learn that they are actually half-brothers. They have been recruited by a secret society of nine immortals, some of who may actually be their ancestors!
"A Feast Unknown" is billed as volume IX of Lord Grandrith's secret journals, a deals with a conflict created by the Nine between Grandrith and Doc, which results in the 2 men turning against the Nine.Read more ›
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Sequel to A Feast Unknown. Written as single first person narrative (without chapters or other breaks). Lacks the erotic content of A Feast Unknown. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Violence, sex, immortality, conspiracy, excellent story telling, great writing style, poking fun at folk icons...what's not to absolutely love!!!Published 8 months ago by father2block
This is the weakest of the Doc Savage/Tarzan series. You will want to read it if you read the others just for completeness.Published 11 months ago by Patrick L. Boyle
Philip Jose Farmer introduced me to the world of pulp, especially Doc Savage and Tarzan. PJF, a Granmaster of Science Fiction, created an alternative pulp world, one far more... Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by frankschildiner
Whether you're reading the Titan reprints or an original from the mid twentieth century, The Secrets of the Nine series can be confusing to the uninitiated. Read morePublished on February 19, 2014 by Lori Parker
The straight (non porn) sequel to Farmer's legendary A FEAST UNKNOWN was originally a paperback original, but has become a classic in it's own right. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by David L. Vineyard
THE LORD OF THE TREES is the second book of the "Nine" trilogy -- or that's what we called it back in the day. Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by HapWander
It has become the hip thing, in recent years, to grab a character lost to the past and refresh them. Usually refresh them with a dose of action and sex and sarcasm. Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by James Bojaciuk