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Rate this book 1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Kothar: Barbarian Swordsman (Kothar #1) by Gardner Francis Fox
3.35 · Rating details · 72 ratings · 14 reviews From the world beyond--or past--time Kothar comes. From out of the deepest, most violent recesses of mankind's collective memory, Kothar the gigantic barbarian strides, the enchanted sword Frostfire glittering in his mighty hand. Lusty, hot-blooded, masterful, unafraid of things real or unreal, Kothar dominates the misty, bloody world before recorded time. Yet, though Kothar's world existed in another age--perhaps another dimension--it springs vividly to life. Mapped, charted, chronicled, Kothar's fantastic world suddenly becomes real--the sorcerers, dragons, witches, evil potions, unspeakable monsters. And Kothar, an epic hero for any age, overshadows everything.
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"The Sword of the Sorcerer" "The Treasure in the Labyrinth" "The Woman in the Witch-Wood" with an introduction by Donald MacIvers, Ph.D. (less) GET A COPY AmazonStores ▾ Paperback, 153 pages Published 1969 by Belmont More Details...edit details FRIEND REVIEWS Recommend This Book None of your friends have reviewed this book yet.
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Jim Dec 21, 2015 Jim rated it liked it Shelves: 1paper, action, fantasy, sword-sorcery, 3short-stories I bought this book new in 1970 for $0.75 & I've kept it all these years. One reason is that it has a very old address of an old school best friend I lost track of through tragic circumstances. It's pure fun dreck, a Conan knock-off very similar to Carter's Thongor & Jakes' Brak.
The introduction is supposedly by Donald MacIvers who quotes a philospher, Albert Kremnitz, in a confusing discussion of heroism through the ages of man. (I think it's a joke of some sort. I googled both names, b ...more flag16 likes · Like · comment · see review Derek Aug 21, 2010 Derek rated it liked it Shelves: sword-and-sorcery, appendix-n The introduction by Donald MacIvers Ph.D. is a strange introduction to a book such as this, name-dropping the obscure Albert Kremnitz (so obscure that all Internet searches point back to this book) and proceeding with such pompous doubletalk that one starts to suspect a subtle joke.
It contrasts with the material of the stories, which are pure frothy sword-and-sorcery action. From them I picked up tidbits of good ideas: the notion that this is some unimaginably distant future, humanity huddled u ...more flag3 likes · Like · 2 comments · see review Timothy Boyd Jan 27, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it As a barbarian Kothar is not Conan by any means and the writing is not as good as Robert E. Howard's but these are still good stories. Quick and easy reads. Recommended flag3 likes · Like · comment · see review Joe Kilmartin Aug 05, 2018 Joe Kilmartin rated it really liked it Shelves: appendix-n, appendix-n-adventure-gygax-liked, pulp-adventure, short-stories Great fun - beautifully purple storytelling and a breakneck pace make each of the three short stories brisk and entertaining reads. It's garbage, sure, but it's deliciously good and well written garbage that makes one want to protect it a little. The literary equivalent of a Big Mac with fries and a Coke, but some days that's exactly what you need. flag1 like · Like · comment · see review Richard Myers Sep 07, 2018 Richard Myers rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Good book
This book is written in the manner of Robert E. Howard and his stories of Conan the Barbarian. I have all of the Robert E. Howard books and this author has captured the essence of Howard in his writings.
flag1 like · Like · comment · see review Clint Jun 20, 2017 Clint rated it liked it · review of another edition Shelves: appendix-n, 2017, heroic-fantasy The Skinny: A collection of the first three Kothar stories; "The Sword of the Sorcerer", "The Treasure in the Labyrinth" and "The Woman in the Witch-Wood".
"The Sword of the Sorcerer" is the origin story, if you will, of Kothar, a Barbarian from the north. On the run from a battle lost, Kothar stumbles upon a crypt haunted by the liche of a powerful sorcerer. From the liche, he gains a sword that as long as he possess it, he may hold no wealth. He gains the animosity of the sorceress Red Lori, wh ...more flag1 like · Like · comment · see review Charles Jul 01, 2009 Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy The first and best of the Kothar series by Fox. The main character is less interesting than the early Kyrik books but is still fun. flag1 like · Like · comment · see review Alan Jul 11, 2017 Alan rated it really liked it · review of another edition bit cheesy but fast paced and very traditional flagLike · comment · see review Jason Feb 11, 2018 Jason rated it really liked it · review of another edition Pretty cool
I quite enjoyed these stories. They were fun and worth the read they killed a few hours . they need to be edited a bit better but I liked them. flagLike · comment · see review Mary Ann Betts Jan 31, 2018 Mary Ann Betts rated it really liked it · review of another edition Fun Read
Enjoyable tales of sword and sorcery. Imaginative, well written stories that I would recommend for anyone who likes this genre. flagLike · comment · see review Rocky Mountain Bog Monster Mar 18, 2017 Rocky Mountain Bog Monster rated it really liked it We're not talking literary quality here, but that was a solid 4-star fun romp. flagLike · comment · see review Greg Meyer Sep 19, 2016 Greg Meyer rated it it was ok Eh. It's like Conan, but with more gratuitous sex and sexism. And that's kind of saying something. Writing was solid, but the overall stories weren't anything new or more inventive. flagLike · comment · see review Sean May 28, 2012 Sean rated it liked it Shelves: appendix-n Pretty ok. flagLike · comment · see review Dudley Dudley rated it liked it Oct 07, 2013 Bernardo Marrello Bernardo Marrello rated it liked it Sep 30, 2018 Jeremy Jeremy rated it liked it Mar 17, 2011 Richard Richard rated it it was amazing Mar 06, 2016 Logan Logan rated it it was amazing Oct 18, 2016 P. Hightower P. Hightower rated it really liked it Mar 08, 2018 David Critchfield David Critchfield rated it liked it Dec 26, 2018 Richard Larmer Richard Larmer rated it liked it Nov 02, 2016 David David rated it liked it Sep 15, 2016 Koen Koen rated it liked it May 25, 2015 Joel David Jenkins Joel David Jenkins rated it really liked it Feb 22, 2016 Dan Dan rated it it was ok May 17, 2018 Jeff Jeff rated it it was ok Dec 08, 2017 Leo Leo rated it liked it Sep 15, 2018 J.L. LaMastus J.L. LaMastus rated it really liked it Jan 25, 2018 Mike Mike rated it liked it Dec 17, 2017 Darrin w Darrin w rated it really liked it May 21, 2018 « previous 1 2 3 next » new topicDISCUSS THIS BOOK There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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