Issue #2 of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy includes an in-depth review by Deuce Richardson of Hadon, King of Opar. Here are a couple excerpts:
The novel begins with the simultaneous kidnapping of Lalila and a revolt within Opar, with Hadon locked out of the city. What follows is a breakneck tale of double-crosses, combat, secret passages and specters from Hadon’s past, all amidst the exotic, barbaric setting of ancient Opar. Readers of the previous Khokarsan novels know that PJF created an incredibly rich and interesting milieu for Hadon and others to adventure in. Christpher Paul Carey has the background down cold, never missing a step.
Carey keeps things rolling with clarity and a deft hand for characterization. The man knows how to write a fast-moving, entertaining book, just like his idols Burroughs and Farmer….
Christopher Paul Carey nails PJF’s style. It’s easy to see why Farmer chose this guy to continue the Opar legacy. We need more novels of flat-out grand adventure like this nowadays. Get out there and grab a copy.
Pick up Skelos Issue #2 to read the full review…and a lot of great fiction and articles!