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The Black Star

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It was rarer and more beautiful and more precious than any piece of mineral, and its dark glory outshone the lights of the heavens. The Gods had wrought it in the Country of the Immortals, and no other thing like it had ever been upon the earth.

No emperor could hold the Throne without the Black Star. And now it was missing.

The evil Green-Robed One who had usurped the Thron
Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 19th 1999 by Wildside Press (first published 1973)
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Despite a promising start--the aftermath of the evil horde conquering the City of Golden Gates and people scattering from the onslaught--it soon devolves into Carter's same-old-same-old story pattern of a small group (1) on a hero quest through wilderness, random monster encounters, and unlikely rescues, none of which have really evolved from when Edgar Rice Burroughs used them.

Instead he concentrates on the style of the telling. He wields a high narrative/dramatic tone with frequent I-the-narr
One of Carter's standalone novels, and it's pretty good. I actually liked this better than many of his other works. 3 and a half stars.
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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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