Making his way south toward the gold land of Khurdisan, Brak must first traverse the desolate territory of the Manworm a land gripped by terror of things unknown awful a land of unseen watchers horrifying riddles a land ravaged by the evil of Nordica Fire Hair, the beautiful, hypnotic sorceress whose occult experiments include human sacrifice.
Brak the Barbarian Versus the Sorceress Making his way south toward the gold land of Khurdisan Brak must first traverse the desolate territory of the Manworm a land gripped by terror of things unknown awful a land of unseen watchers horrif
A few examples of the problems I had with this book Nordica Fire Hair, the primary antagonist, is the daughter of a modest alchemist in this unnamed kingdom Her father dies under mysterious circumstances She is now gathering an army to herself in her mountaintop fortress Where did she get a mountaintop fortress It wasn t her father s, was it The plot revolves around the modest alchemist devising a formula for the transmutation of base metal into gold But when her suddenly demon worshiping daught [...]
Old school sword sorcery novels with Frank Frazetta covers are awesome Period.I know this has nothing to do with the story Shut up.
The second book in John Jakes Conan tribute series continues Brak s journey southward toward Khurdisan only to have his path forced into a side adventure by the powers that be Nordica is a beautiful sorceress intent on capturing Brak s life force to further her own evil ends but just in case that isn t enough, there is something deeper behind her sinister plot Events from previous stories converge as Brak finds himself in the lair of none other than the followers of Yob Haggoth, the big bad of t [...]
It s been a while since I read the first book in the Brak the Barbarian saga, but now it was time to continue the saga and read the next book.So what is it all about Brak the Barbarian continues his journey south, towards Khurdisan, the fabled city of his dreams In the first book he was ever on the road, visiting strange places, but now Brak has come to some unknown place that reminds me a little of an english feudal farm community However, before he finds that place, he is forced into the Pit o [...]
A Conan rip off with all the usual elements I did not read this to the end.
When I read the first book in the series, Brak the Barbarian, I was struck with how Jakes managed to create a hero who was both reminiscent of Howard s Conan while and yet distinctly his own person Given Howard s dominance of the pulp fantasy, swords and sorcery field with Conant that is no small achievement in itself Sadly it s an achievement Jakes wasted in Brak the Barbarian Versus the Sorceress.In the beginning of the story we find our Brak much as we left him, just a few miles farther down [...]
The second Brak the Barbarian novel improves considerably on the first, mostly because it s a full length adventure rather than a fix up Yes, it has the immaturity of old style sword sorcery, and yes, it s not a patch on any of the original Conan stories which plainly inspire it , but it at least manages to entertain without any tedium or misplaced attempts at depth Silly, undemanding fun.
Classic sword and sourcery Some of the dialogue is rather leaden and the story leaps from drama to drama but all good fun Archtypical Barbarian hero, a la Conan Clear inspiration amongst several others for Sir Terry Pratchett to parody with Cohen the Barbarian
Another novel of Brak.
Brak is no Conan.
It was OK Nothing to write home about.