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The Warrior Within (Terrilian #1)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  188 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Long out of print, the Terrilian series earned Sharon Green the appellation of "the female John Norman" from its large and appreciative following. Greenery Press will be issuing the remaining four books in the series in quality trade bindings in coming seasons.Terri is one of Central's most respected psychics and ambassadors. Powerful, intelligent and imperious, she is in ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published February 25th 2015 by Greenery Press (CA) (first published February 1st 1982)
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Oh my. I'm almost ashamed to admit to having read this book voluntarily. But it looked so delightfully bad that for $1.25 at Raven Books, I couldn't resist. Against my better judgment, and despite the awful purple prose, I was drawn into the story. And now I'm going to have to read the rest of the series, because book one didn't end with enough resolution. Sharon Green's story follows the standard romance novel plot-line: guy and girl meet, guy and girl have conflict, guy and girl fall in love, ...more
Michael Dunellen
Note to science fiction fans who read this review: The first time I read this book I read it because of the John Norman style cover when it was published in paperback in the 1980's. This time I read it from the perspective of whether it qualified as a BDSM Romance. A little different, I know. If that idea offends you, you might want to skip this review.

Terrilian Reya is a Prime XenoMediator of the Centran Algamation. (Translation: Terry has empathic abilities - she is ability to interpret and in
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
I ate these books up in the early 80's 'cause of the smut factor. ( I was a teenager)
Set in the 'future' the h is a spoiled twit who meets the H, a barbarian warlord with psychic powers (I think... it's been a while) and it's insta lust...
One of the books had the h getting raped by a huge alien to 'save' her barbarian lover or some such crap.
entertaining but even by my current 'pseudo sci fi' smut standards, I couldn't recommend it.
Nicola Pike
Jun 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
I only gave it a low review because it seriously screwed with my mind. well written and easy to read but I almost threw up over some the scenes like when her husband has a friend rape her. told you screw with your mind because by the end of the series you wonder if it was all that bad.

so be warned.
Main Characters:
Terrilian Reya - A Prime XenoMediator
Tammad - A barbarian leader Terrilian is assigned to help

Terrilian Reya is a Prime XenoMediator who is assigned to help a barbarian leader convince the people of his planet to allow a political complex to be built on their world. Terry goes with Tammad and works to get the job done, but there are misunderstandings and problems before they find success.

My Thoughts:
This book is very well written and has a couple fascinating main charac
Leila Anani
I picked this up because I was a huge fan of the early Gor novels by John Norman indeed this first book is a very nice companion it reads like a Gor novel but from a female perspective. We follow empath Terril as she is taken from her world by barbarian Tammad and forced to be his in every way.

It's like a bodice ripper in space, trashy but you can't put it down. Tammad is a VERY dominant hero but Terry is far from weak and you can't help but admire her. This begins an epic war of the sexes battl
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This was the first time I'd read a book with this much slavery for a clearly independent woman. I wrestled with this book quite a bit because I was angry at what was done to the psychic yet it turned me on. This 24/7 type of slavery was a bit much for me at the time. Now, I'm fine with it.
Dec 31, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is distasteful in the extreme. It goes beyond non-consensual and can in no way be considered BDSM. this story is full of rape, abuse, and "Stockholm syndrome". I do not recommend it, nor will I be reading any more of the series.
Robert Rosenberg
If you liked the Terrilian Series, check out the Direct-to-eBook sequel series "Mind Warriors" at as well as the individual books listed here on Goodreads.
May 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you liked the John Norman books then, firstly, what the hell were you thinking? And secondly, this is even worse. You will throw this book to the floor in disgust at least twice. Fascinatingly awful - has to be experienced to be believed.
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book that started Terry's travels, troubles and emotional torture. She's high tech & high maintenance and he's just a bullying backward barbarian.
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book One: A Prime Goes to Rimilia

Set in a Sci-fi future with a Amalgamation of world's ruled by Central, there are empaths called Primes who function as mediators between people, corporations and world governments. Terrillian is one of the strongest and while supposedly on her vacation she meets Tammad, a warrior from Rimilia. He is staying with her neighbour who unwittingly gives her, according to Rimilian culture, as a gift to Tammad. This is further supported by her government department head
Ron Lottermann
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
It was a quick read in a similar theme of the Gorean saga. Enjoyable and light.
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Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Attended New York University and graduated with a B.A. in 1963. Married in 1963, had three sons, divorced in 1976. Raised the sons, Andy, Brian and Curtis, alone in New Jersey. Worked for AT&T as a shareowner correspondent, then as an all-around assistant in a construction company, then sold bar steel for an import firm. Left that job as assistant sales manager ...more
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