READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox

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Niall of the Far Travels Collected

review Niall of the Far Travels Collected Gardner F. Fox ä 9 review Niall of the Far Travels Collected review ´ 9 Ix N Appendix N was a list of authors that inspired Mr Gygax to create Dungeons Dragons These short stories are all Sword Sorcery classics Transcribed by Kurt Brugel 2017Order a copy from the source Saying if you ve read one you ve read them all is a little strong You would have to read three the first the last and anything in the middle Collecting them in one place only reinforces the similarities and repeated themes Women being sacrificed and women with hidden agendas or abilities ruins or labyrinths a deus ex machina interplay of gods and goddesses and demons and whatnotThe pattern evolves even as the stories flatten and become extemporaneous The first are about evil wizards then demons then gods and then beings beyond from outside And the final story is a preuel and Fox reins it back in to an evil wizard again In reverse Emelkartha is introduced as a complicated figure the ruler of her Eleven Hells and possibly an evil being infatuated or indebted to Niall Her motivations later are clouded and possibly being set up for entertaining betrayal or revelation but this gets whitewashed and she becomes little than a jealous though powerful girlfriend with connections This is a real shame as the series flirts with Big Evil as either a matter of perspective or marketing or an issue irrelevant to Niall and Emelkartha I don t really think Fox had much invested in any of it and you can see it as the stories progress and get sloppier In one story this pseudo medieval world suddenly has refrigeration In another Niall literally stumbles into the evil being of the piece while knocking down walls in his wine cellar But through all of it there are touches that I wish Fox had run with The planetary ring of a broken moon is referenced Gods and demons reside in places that might be other planets or other dimensions and it is never clear which or if there s a difference Fox constructs a masterful cosmic image of gods pouring interdimensional stars into an artifact and starts to describe a complicated hierarchy of demons and gods And there is a continuity through the stories though Niall s career stalls as an unspecified and spectacularly un busy general And Fox is a master of coming up with unusual yet pronounceable names

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review Niall of the Far Travels Collected Gardner F. Fox ä 9 review Niall of the Far Travels Collected review ´ 9 Had created two other Conan clones Kothar and Kyrik in addition to the suspiciously named Crom the Barbarian for comic books Mr Fox was well regarded by Gary Gygax and he's listed in Gygax's Append Never would have known about this character if the Gardner F Fox Library hadn t collected these stories and printed them all together I m too young to have known what Dragon magazine was or any of the backstory like other reviewersThe stories are redundant especially if you read them back to back Although they kept me entertained during my current moonlighting gig Niall isn t stupid but he does rely on his sword to solve all of his problems When it gets too hot Emelkartha usually steps in an saves Niall s bacon It s never a bad thing to have a Goddess as a patron and loverI found it strange that in the last story The Coming of the Sword Niall references several Norse gods This keeps with his geographic origins but they are not referenced in any of the other stories My understanding is that this was the last published Niall story so why the changeRecommendedPS This edition has some typos this is being addressed and corrected as I write this

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review Niall of the Far Travels Collected Gardner F. Fox ä 9 review Niall of the Far Travels Collected review ´ 9 All 10 short stories have finally been collected Originally published in Dragon magazine this was Gardner F Fox's final attempt of capturing the magic that is Sword Sorcery Before creating Niall Fox Competent entertaining sword sorcery short stories from the tail end of Gardner Fox s career These stories all appeared in Dragon Magazine between 1977 1981 one story the final one The Coming of the Sword although it s actually a preuel to the rest of the series would have appeared in an issue that I actually ownMost of the stories were surpringly PG 13 considering where they appeared although I guess maybe in its early days Dragon the official TSR house magazine for DD and other pen paper role playing games would ve been aiming for a slightly older audience


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  1. says: Gardner F. Fox ä 9 review free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ä Gardner F. Fox review Niall of the Far Travels Collected

    READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox Competent entertaining sword sorcery short stories from the tail end of Gardner Fox's career These stories all appeared in Dragon Magazine between 1977 1981 one story the final one The Coming of the Sword although it's actually a preuel to the rest of the series would have appeared in an issue that I actually ownMost of the stories were surpringly PG 13 considering where they appeared; although I guess maybe in its early days Dra

  2. says: READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ä Gardner F. Fox review Niall of the Far Travels Collected

    Gardner F. Fox ä 9 review free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ä Gardner F. Fox review Niall of the Far Travels Collected Never would have known about this character if the Gardner F Fox Library hadn't collected these stories and printed them all together I'm too young to have known what Dragon magazine was or any of the backstory like other reviewersThe

  3. says: READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox

    READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox Saying if you've read one you've read them all is a little strong You would have to read three the first the last and anything in the middle Collecting them in one place only reinforces the similarities and repeated themes Women being sacrificed and women with hidden agendas or abilities; ruins or labyrinths; a deus ex

  4. says: READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox free download × E-book, or Kindle E-pub ä Gardner F. Fox Gardner F. Fox ä 9 review

    READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox Conan meets LovecraftBy Charles van Buren on April 7 2018Format Kindle EditionMr Fox a prolific author seems to be better known today for his comic book work than for his stories and novels In spite of this he wrote hundre

  5. says: review Niall of the Far Travels Collected READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox Gardner F. Fox ä 9 review

    READ Niall of the Far Travels Collected Author Gardner F. Fox OK I enjoyed these two and a half stars They flashed me back to my youth reading Fox's tales of Kothar and Kyrik and others However objectively they are definitely not Fox's best work and seemed a bit perfunctory as if he

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