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Tara of the Twilight

2.83 of 5 stars 2.83  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Deep in the Tower of the Moon, among the Hills of Arniak, dwelt the beautiful and sensuous Tara. And with Chanthu the Sorcerer, Zarlic the metal man, and Khaldur the great golden cat as her tutors, she grew wise and swift, skilled and strong.

The slim, sweet lines of her silk-smooth body concealed strengths like coiled steel springs. Though she could leap like a leopard, ru
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1979 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Carter appears to be going for a sort of Barbarella thing, with a relative innocent being catapulted into a world of sexual variety, but this is a hideously bad fit for the sword-and-sorcery scaffolding.

The genre tends to the gritty and violent, and the classic examples leave unspoken the relationship of the slave harem girl and overlord master. Carter makes it explicit. In doing so, he describes scenes of sexual violence, compulsion, and underage partners. While this is (usually) portrayed as
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Jul 07, 2009 Scott Nieradka rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Alex Parise
Shelves: crap-fantasy
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This is one of the funniest, strangest things I ever came across accidentally in the used SF sections of my youth. Written by the well known editor and pastiche novelist Lyn Carter, it is no less than a XXX-rated Sword and sorcery porn novel featuring a 16 year old warrior virgin-cum-nymphomaniac who slays half the known beings of the universe and nails the other half. It's a bit of a rare book, but recommended just for pure spectacle if you can find a copy for a reasonable price.

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This one features a swordswoman. Not bad.
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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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