Esau Cairn, a former boxer seeking exile, is transported from Earth to the planet Almuric. Cairn finds human tribes in fortified towns and fights apelike humans, winged demons, and other monsters. By the end of the novel, he and his friends from the towns Khor and Koth must capture Ugg -- citadel... show more
Esau Cairn, a former boxer seeking exile, is transported from Earth to the planet Almuric. Cairn finds human tribes in fortified towns and fights apelike humans, winged demons, and other monsters. By the end of the novel, he and his friends from the towns Khor and Koth must capture Ugg -- citadel of the winged Yaga demons!A thrilling sword-and-planet novel originally published as a 3-part serial in "Weird Tales" magazine.
Publish date: February 1st 2008
Publisher: Paizo Publishing
Pages no: 155
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Heroic Fantasy
, Sword And Sorcery
, Sword And Planet
, Planetary Romance
My long nightmare is over. I've finished this truly awful book. I think it's time for a dose of something more girly, perhaps the one Jane Austen I've not re-read over the past three or four years.Esau Cairn is basically a brute, someone who is strong as an ox and also someone who has no self contro...
A nice story that is reminiscient of Edgar Rice Burrough's Barsoom novels. Esau Cairn, a man born out of his time on earth, seeks exile on another planet. Our hero finds himself among strange creatures, who force him to return to man's natural state of honorable barbarism. His journey acro...
If you've read any of Robert E. Howard's sword-and-sorcery or horror stories but not Almuric, then probably the only thing that will be unfamiliar is the setting: not the Hyborian Age, nor Southern Gothic or Cthulhu mythos, but rather another planet, possibly in another dimension. Now, if that sound...
I'm being generous in my rating. Really, the book doesn't deserve more than a 1.5, a 1.75 at most. I don't think I could have finished it if it had been much longer than the 100 or so pages in my edition (I downloaded it from Amazon's Kindle Store but I can't stand not having a book cover so I'm arc...
The villains of this book, the Yagas, live "in the grim city of Yugga, on the rock Yuthla, by the river Yogh, in the land of Yagg." How can you not love that? That this is repeated at least five times throughout the novel, is wonderful.I didn't actually read this, per se. My girlfriend read it to me...