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The Trail of Bohu

(Imaro #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Paperback, 222 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by DAW
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Sam It's out. It's print-on-demand from Lulu. Same for The Naama War. Lulu usually runs some good discounts, give it a bit and you should be able to get i…moreIt's out. It's print-on-demand from Lulu. Same for The Naama War. Lulu usually runs some good discounts, give it a bit and you should be able to get it 20% off or so, cover price is less than $20. And best part, Saunders gets paid directly.(less)

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S.E. Lindberg
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Spurred by a Sword & Sorcery groupread honoring this year's passing of Charles R. Saunders, I continued the Imaro Series with The Trail of Bohu. A guide to the series and book availability is posted on

This third novel is a setup for last: The Naama War. The Trail of Bohu has considerably less action than Imaro and The Quest for Cush: Imaro II (the prior being comprised of short stories and this being the first full length novel). So far, Saunders has been building up two big plots
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third installment doesn't disappoint*, even though it's essentially a buddy road trip kind of story. Imaro (Terry Crews) and Pomphis (Kevin Hart) are on the road again. Magical bracelets assist in tracking the mysterious and elusive murderer Bohu. That's really it. No, really.

This book was published back in '85. Let that sink in. The final book wasn't published until sometime in the 2000's. That's a lifetime, or at least most of mine.

I recommend this whole-heartedly, although....there isn'
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
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The third in the Imaro series.
Jul 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I wanted to read one of Charles Saunders Imaro books because of what he wrote in the forward of Octavia Butler's Kindrred, " I wanted to write a black man who would kick Tarzan"s ass." Imaro, and I agree with the fantasy historians, owes more to RLH's Conan and his ilk that ERB's Tarzan. Imaro's ancient Africa does resemble historical Africa, but only a little (no evil priests invoking power from those who cannot/shall be named in historical Africa to my knowledge). The pluses are in 220 pages S ...more
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first full book about Imaro rather than a collection of short stories. I think this one has the most sublime moments of deep brutal emotion. While I understand that Imaro and events specifically tied to him are the heart of the story, I loved the struggles that Rabr had to deal with for his beliefs. I just wish there was more regarding him. Reading Rabrs turmoil made me hate Bohu more for than what he did to earn Imaro's wrath.

Only thing that would probably make this story better wou
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I cannot imagine reading a better African adventure than the Imaro series. Saunders do not get enough praise for his great writing that keeps me on edge.
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! The twists and turns were unimaginable. Imaro's true identity is reveal, so anticipated! Cannot get enough of this series! ...more
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Das Ende des "Sohns-keines-Vaters"

Imaro wird sesshaft: Nach seiner Ankunft in Cush hat sich der grimmige Ilyassai einen Ruf als Arena-Kämpfer erarbeitet. Mit diesem Ruhm, seiner Frau Tanisha und seinem Sohn Kilewo soll es nun ein bisschen weniger Action sein, und als Schmied-Azubi scheint sich selbst für den unruhigen Imaro endlich etwas Frieden in sein Leben zu schleichen. Doch die Erriten schlafen nicht, und sie treffen Imaro an der Stelle, an der es ihn am meisten schmerzt.

"The Trail of Bohu"
Will Cockrell
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The third book in the Imaro series is a different animal from the first two. It's a complete novel rather than a series of interconnected short stories and novellas fit together in a novel-length book. That has the effect of making it much harder to put down, since you don't get the same sense of satisfaction when you get to the end of a "chapter" that you got with the first two books. That also explains why I got it read in about four evenings' time. It's great. You always want to know what's g ...more
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The opposing forces move to confront each other on the continent of Nyumbani and Imaro finds himself a pawn in events beyond his control.
As he seeks to avenge a great wrong which has been done to him, a journey which starts as one of simple vengeance may lead to answers about his origins and his role in the unfolding events across the continent.

"The Trail of Bohu" is the third book in the Imaro series and "Sword and Soul" at its best. Yet another great read from Charles R Saunders.
Apr 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
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This was a bad ending to the trilogy. I won't go into detail for fear of spoiling the ending for some, but the ending was already spoiled for me. The other two in the series were great, but this one left me feeling let down. ...more
Aug 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Had to order this bad boy from England. And it was worth it too. Another must read from the great Charles R. Saunders.
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Saunders was born in 1946 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and emigrated to Canada in 1970. He has published science fiction and screenplays, two of which have become feature films. Saunders has also written a radio play, as well as other non-fiction works. He later worked as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is the author of two recent works of historical non-fiction: Share and Care: The Story o ...more

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