Gorel and the Pot-Bellied God by Lavie Tidhar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this. The comparisons with King’s Dark Tower and Howard’s Conan are inevitable, but to go even further back, there is a distinct flavour of Lieber’s Lankhmar and Clark Ashton Smith’s Zothique series in here, all mixed up in a proto-Asian setting, and with added sex, drugs and violence. There is mystery about the beginnings of this tale, and mysteries to follow, and I eagerly anticipate reading more. For such a slim volume, there is a great deal in here to enjoy.
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