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Mercenaries of Gor (Gor #21)

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Prepared to regain the favor of the Priest Kings by fighting in the war between Ar and Cos, Tarl Cabot confronts the challenge of surviving the war. Having devised a war strategy, Cabot is ready to execute his plan with help from warriors, free women, and slave women. The involvement of the mercenaries of Dietrich of Tarnburg causes Cabot's plans go awry, and now he must d ...more
Paperback, 617 , 446 pages
Published March 10th 1985 by DAW (first published 1985)
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Apr 12, 2014 AmbushPredator rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We've reached Norman's 'war is hell' period, with some really quite harrowing descriptions of the devastation wrought by armies, as Tarl journies to Ar to deliver papers that may well get him killed. We learn a great deal about life for the average citizen too, with some almost Dickensian scenes of the life of the lowest of the low.

And at the end of the book, Tarl is marched off to a rendezvous with the administrator of Ar. And there we leave him, since the next book is yet another hiatus story!
Christopher Walls
Sep 03, 2011 Christopher Walls rated it really liked it
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I read this whole series in a marathon session, while stationed in England. The depth and volume of the stories is humbling for any writer and I consider this series very influential in my own approach to writing and world building in general; generic post for all the books in this series as I am finally getting around to recording my reading list in Goodreads.
May 07, 2009 Charles rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
The title drew me back for this one and I was hoping for a return to glory for the series. Alas, I was disappointed.
Oct 13, 2013 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A little bit disappointed

This is my favorite series in the Sci/Fantasy genre, but this one didn't have enough action, more about the women of Gor truely belong submissive, it is well written but I need adventure. This is book 21 of 34 the next book 22 Dancer of Gor will of course be about a Slave Girl, hopefully book 23 will give me what I need. p.s. One section of the story near the end is repeated, only about 10 pages maybe a little more.
Chris Lang
I don't know why I keep reading these. Norman is a little obsessed with women in bondage...... I bet his wife really keeps him in check.
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This is as politically incorrect as one can get away with, but hey, it's male fantasy.
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John Norman, real name John Lange, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. His best known works, the Gor novels, span 31 books written 1967 to 2012, plus three installments of the Telnarian Histories, two other fiction works and a non-fiction paperback. Mr. Norman is marrie
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