Revenge of the Horseclans (Horseclans, #3)
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Revenge of the Horseclans (Horseclans #3)

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For 700 years, the Undying High Lord Milo has been building his confederation, leading the Horseclans slowly across the lands once known as the United States, absorbing city-states and nomadic tribes alike, some by peaceful means, some not. A savage, earthy tale of the wars to consolidate a federation of nomads in 27th century, post-holocaust America!
Mass Market Paperback, 180 pages
Published March 1st 1982 by Signet (first published 1977)
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Mohammad Ali Abedi
(There are 18 books, and I read until Book 10, Bili the Axe)

I read a bunch of these books, and eventually I got bored of it, but man, what a ride. The story is set in a post-apocalypse world. Everything has gone wrong, from nuclear warfare to plagues, so nothing remains from our time. This new world is run by barbarians and swords. In the new world, there are a few changes. Some clans have the ability to mindspeak to a few select animals, such as big cats (which are more like panthers), and a se...more
S.E. Lindberg
Inappropriately named “Revenge” (this nice read had little to do with Horseclans seeking revenge) this introduces the Kindred leader Bili as he assumes power of his clan after his ruling father’s death (the “Bili the Ax” title was reserved for installment#10 but would have made more sense here); again Ken Kelly’s covers seem to represent the book disproportionally… since at least it focuses on Bili and his Axe. This epic fantasy is plagued with some cheesy dialogue, but it is forgivable since th...more
Revenge of the Horseclans begins some 20 years after the end of the second book, Swords of the Horseclans. We're introduce to Bili Morghun, now, due to the death of his father, the newly appointed leader of Clan Morghun. But the mantle of leadership isn't all that he?s inherited. It seems a majority of the Ehleenee nobles are conspiring to launch a rebellion. The Horseclans took over Ehleenee lands after their migration from the Great Plains (see Horseclans #1 and #2).

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I've reread this a couple of times over the years. The first few books are pretty good. Nothing superb, but a fun, fast read if you like this kind of thing. It's more of a fantasy, but there is a Science Fiction basis - it's a post apocalyptic (nuclear war) world where a nomadic people are the good guys. Some super msart animals, a few immortals & such dropped in.

This is book 3. After about book 6 or 7, I got a little worn out with the series. I've been meaning to go back & read it again...more
Mark Lacy
Dec 22, 2013 Mark Lacy marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, scifi
Variations on present-day names was annoying, use of extended monologues to convey new information to reader annoying, decided it wasn't worth continuing with.
Jeff Cadoff
Oct 29, 2010 Jeff Cadoff rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: medieval battle enthusiasts
20 years later and Bili the Axe is still alone with Conan the Barbarian in the battle axe pantheon. This entire series is a must-read for those who enjoy realistic battle scenes.
Paul Amberg
Better than the 2nd in the series not quite as good as the 1st. Many new characters introduced in this book, Bili being particularly interesting.
See my review of the Horseclans series under Swords of the Horseclans, Horseclans #2.

This one I really liked.
re-read again 10/24/2010
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Franklin Robert Adams (August 31, 1933 - January 4, 1990) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, formerly a career soldier. He is best known for his "Horseclans" books. He wrote as Robert Adams, an abbreviated form of his full name.

Adams was an early pioneer of the post-holocaust novel. His Horseclans novels are precursors to many of today's attempts at this type of story, many of wh...more
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