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Sword Of The Gael by Andrew J. Offutt
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Oct 26, 2011

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A tight little Howard pastiche. The action starts fast and ferocious and never really lets up; there are times when the relentless momentum can cause reader exhaustion. Vivid, archetypal characters, lots of references to Celtic myth and folklore, eternal return hints, some dark sorceries, a feisty main female character and a brooding, scarred man of battles at the focus. Howard would have been proud, but he would probably have made Cormac less love-lorn and even more taciturn. I have another of Offutt's Cormac novels lying around and at some point I need to re-read Howard's own Cormac stories. Which reminds me, I need to resume my re-read of the complete Conan.
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