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In the Green Star's Glow (Green Star #5)

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He was Karn, the savage of the sky-high trees. He was protector and defender of the princess Niamh, whose very city was lost in the mapless jungles of the world under the Green Star.

But he was also an Earthling, whose helpless body lay in suspended animation in a guarded mansion in New England. It was his alien mind that drove Karn through perils that no other would dare.

Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 20th 1976 by DAW Books (first published 1976)
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Kat  Hooper
Oct 29, 2012 Kat Hooper rated it liked it
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Finally, our hero Karn, the crippled Earthman whose soul has been implanted in the body of a boy on a planet under a green star, comes to the end of his grand adventure. He has been through a series of harrowing events while trying to save the princess he has fallen in love with. In this last installment, he gets a short rest and then everything comes to a head. Old enemies resurface, new monsters appear and, perh
Jul 28, 2010 Charles rated it really liked it
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Number 5 in the series. The Green Star books was Lin Carter's best series in my opinion. Good action and, although there are a lot of similarities to ERB's work, I thought Carter achieved some pretty good originality here.
Jul 14, 2016 Greg rated it liked it
Last of Lin Carter's Green Star series, and if you liked one, you will like them all (or the opposite, of course). They are planetary adventures in the same vein as Edgar Rice Burrough's Barsoom series (or his Venus series) or any number of other adventure stories.

This one wraps everything up quickly and neatly, and still has time to throw in a lot of fun, silly, goofy adventures, including a crazed scientist who wants to cut off his own head (shades of Burroughs' Mastermind of Mars), a gang of
Nicholas Hansen
Jun 01, 2012 Nicholas Hansen rated it it was ok
This series had great potential. The world created was wonderful, vibrant, and alive with fantasy, but the characters that lived in this world were shallow objects who's emotions were as unbelievable as their antics. Though these types adventure novels are supposed to be spiced with a bit of coincidence this book made that endearing theme obnoxious. That, combined with the story line of the Zarkoonian archer, who I couldn't have cared less about, made this final installment of the Green Star ser ...more
Dec 04, 2011 Derek rated it liked it
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The good news is that despite Carter's insistence on paying equal weight to all protagonists, he overcomes a structural problem of the earlier books. Here he spends less time shuttling his characters to and from the desired set pieces, which allows him to develop each one.
Aug 10, 2016 Brent rated it really liked it
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Schlock ? Yes.
Cheesy, full of plot holes, and questionable continuity.
And yet there are some fantastic worlds, interesting characters, and great adventure in there.
Jonathan Stevens
Sep 28, 2012 Jonathan Stevens rated it liked it
I liked this sword and planet series better than the "Callisto" books,
and this last novel is a better end than the last "Zanthodon" book.
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Linwood Vrooman Carter was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms include H. P. Lowcraft (for an H. P. Lovecraft parody) and Grail Undwin.

Carter had a marked tendency toward self-promotion in his work, frequently citing his own writings in his nonfiction to illustrate points and almost always including at
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