Kyrik: Warlock Warrior

Kyrik Warlock Warrior Kyrik the MightyKyrik the mighty muscled warlock swordsman is a hero for this or any other age From Mankind s darkest and most unremembered past he comes striding the ever unvanquished sword Blue Fan

  • Title: Kyrik: Warlock Warrior
  • Author: Gardner F. Fox
  • ISBN: 9780214202872
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kyrik the MightyKyrik the mighty muscled warlock swordsman is a hero for this or any other age From Mankind s darkest and most unremembered past he comes striding, the ever unvanquished sword Blue Fang glittering in his granite like hand Through the mists of Man s pre history he comes a questing for those who would enslave or destroy him for their evil gain The greatestKyrik the MightyKyrik the mighty muscled warlock swordsman is a hero for this or any other age From Mankind s darkest and most unremembered past he comes striding, the ever unvanquished sword Blue Fang glittering in his granite like hand Through the mists of Man s pre history he comes a questing for those who would enslave or destroy him for their evil gain The greatest champion of all the known world, from the Endless Green Sea to the Red Desert, Kyrik dominated his world and his era.Cover Illustration Ken Barr

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    1. Fox tries so very hard here, and grapples with some interesting ideas, but I think it never quite lives up to the "warrior and naked green-haired lady riding a pterodactyl in defiance of load balance" cover. (view spoiler)[The pterodactyl doesn't even make an appearance. And who is the warrior (Kyrik) stabbing at, exactly? It doesn't seem like an effective way to attack. (hide spoiler)]I was excited for the intriguing start: a sorceress effectively resurrects a warrior-king left slumbering for a [...]

    2. I have to give this a five because it was the "first" heroic fantasy novel I ever read. I was caught by the cover, a heavily muscled swordsman riding a pterodactyl with a lovely green-haired goddess clinging to him. What can I say? I was all of fourteen. I really do think this is a good story, though, and a very fun character. The character shows wonderful promise here that Fox didn't live up to in the sequels.

    3. A king imprisoned within a statuette for a thousand years is released and slowly makes his way across the land to avenge himself and retake his kingdom. Joining him is a young sorceress, a band of gypsies, a sex goddess, and some backwoods bandits. A giant snake, a conjuror, countless soldiers, various demons, and a petty tyrant await his sword.It's okay. Not anything to fire the imagination, but just enough to keep the reader turning the pages. I appreciated that Fox seems to have maintained a [...]

    4. First, I will say that I did prefer the Kothar stories to this one Kyrik story. That being said, I like the Kyrik character and can easily foresee some fun Sword and Sorcery adventures in our future. Gardner F. Fox keeps everything simple with clean and simple prose, classic tropes and evil sorcery aplenty. I really like this kind of stuff, and Kyrik more than deliver them to me. As his previous Kothar works, M. Fox weaves his story with a strong focus on the Sorcery part with demons, sorcerers, [...]

    5. I'm a fan of heroic fantasy and I picked this up in a charity shop thinking it would be a bit of a joke quite frankly - it even sports a full colour advert for cigarettes that takes pride of place in the centre of the book. However, the story, which is well written, very short and told ant break neck pace, was really fun and enjoyable with some highly memorable moments. I'd recommend to fans of heroic fantasy looking for a quick fix.

    6. I know the author from his work at DC. I didn't rate it a 5 simply because it wasn't "amazing". Pretty close, but it wasn't Conan. It was a great short read, full of naked women and sword slinging adventure! I honestly expected it to read like a D&D module, with a quest, a party, a big giant enemy, and the heroes walk off into the sunset. That wasn't quite what if was. Kyrik was a great character, in the tradition of Conan, as the book's cover says. The magic isn't explained, you just have t [...]

    7. The first in a series that's a pastiche of Conan. Kryik is not given to pensive self-reflection. The plot moves fast, as Kyrik laughs, lusts, and kills his way through whatever gets within range of his sword. Fox loves his character, and this is a great pulp homage. The only real criticism is that Fox writes the Kyrik tales in the 1970's, well after Howard's time, and his treatment of women could have reflected the times.

    8. Gardner Fox is a legend in the comics fieled.This man is responsible for " Everything cool " in the early years of DC comics.Check out his fantasy novels for more of what makes him a top notch writer.

    9. Found in the musty bin of the bookstore. As the cover says, in the tradition of Conan. Very little warlocking from Kyrik, definitely mostly warrior in this story, but there is sorcery enough. Fun little vacation find. Definitely a product of its time.

    10. An interesting take on the S&S genre with quite a few odd elements thrown in to create some very memorable moments. Highly recommended for fanatics of the genre.

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