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Farmer, Philip Jose
HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR [opar1]
Roy Krenkel, Jr.
VG+ to near-Fine
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Extra stamp on top page block. 1" finger-crease at upper right of front cover - otherwise excellent.
11 full-page interior illustrations by Roy G. Krenkel - who also did the cover.
Philip Jose Farmer's Hadon of Ancient Opar - set in the Opar of Edgar Rice Burroughs "Tarzan" books. Meet Hadon, son of ancient Opar, in his challenge for the crown of that empire and in his battle against the many forces that would deny it to him.
Since I haven't read this - here is a review from Science Fiction Review (#13, May 1975) :
Hadon is a true hero, but it is Kwasin (rapacious, uninhibited, fierce, a liver of life to the hilt) who seems to have had the most fun in life. Maybe one of these days, when the basic anti-sex and anti-pleasure bias of Anglo-Saxon civilization has changed significantly, the Kwasins of fiction will properly be given center stage and the idealistic, over-controlled, self-sacrificing (fools?) like Hadon will be shoved aside as uninteresting and unrealistic. Granted Hadon is not as idealistic or controlled or self-sacrificing as Heroes of a few years ago, but he still is Too Much in my view, given the short, brutal, dirty lives of 99.9% of the peoples of the era. Well, that's neither here not there for this review's purposes. If you like deadly action, a quest, a catastrophe or two, a gripping dungeon escape, a chase, battles and fights galore, coherent exotic religions, customs and behavior, be assured that Phil Farmer does not stiff you in this book; its all there and more.