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Tower at the Edge of Time

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It was Thane who crossed the abyss of the ages and stood on the very brink of Eternity...

who found the secret of the Time Treasure... who saw, and laughed and came back sane from that place beyond the Universe where no man had ever been before him, and where none should ever come again.
This was the ending. But the beginning was in the city of Zotheera on the planet Daikoon
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 19th 1999 by Wildside Press (first published 1968)
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Leothefox
Hilarious! This is only the second Lin Carter book I've read (the first, "The Black Star" wasn't that impressive). I was so taken with the comical misfire that I actually forced two of my friends to read it as well.

I know just where Carter is coming from, since ERB and REH are among my favorites, and try as he might he just missed the boat. Our hero, Thane of Two Swords starts out overpowered and then just gets insanely overpowered later on!

I appreciate the sword and planet genre and the barbar
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Tina
May 31, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Yeah... I finished this book with one eyebrow raised and then a rolling of my eyes. Usually I like campy 70s sci-fi books, even if they are ridiculous or take themselves too seriously, but this one was just so dry, predictable, and wordy. There is a part where the author lists off a huge pile of wealth(for FOUR PAGES), but does so by referencing cultures that have been dead for centuries already in our time. This novel supposedly takes place centuries after our civilization has re-colonized plan ...more
Charles
Jul 26, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
One of Carter's stand alone novels. Combines Sword & Sorcery and Sword & Planet fiction, although more in the S & P camp. Carter was not a great writer, I thought, but his books are certainly easy reads and have some entertaining settings.
Opskar01
Oct 11, 2008 rated it liked it
I read this book a long time ago and this image of shifting blue and gray sand stays with me to this day.
Garau
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Gradevole racconto di heroic fantasy anni '70. Niente di trascendentale ma piacevole e scorrevole nella lettura.
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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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