Kuurus was one of the dread caste of assassins on the hidden world of Counter-Earth. He was hired for twenty pieces of gold to avenge the death of a warrior. Now he was on his way to the great city of Ar, where he was forbidden by ancient sentance of death ever to appear again.
He knew nothing of his intended victim, save that the man had taken part in the savage tarn races at the Arena of the Ar. Ans all he knew of the man he was to avenge was a name.
The name was that of Tarl Cabot, the great warrior and servent to the all powerfull Priest-Kings.
And that was strange.
Because the true name of Kuurus was Tarl Cabot!
On Gor, the other world in Earth's orbit, the term beast can many any of three things:
First, there are the Kurii, the monsters from space who are about to invade that world.
Second, there are the Gorean warriors, men whose fighting ferocity is incomparable.
Third, there are the slave girls, who are both beasts of burden and objects of desire.
All three kinds of beasts come into action in this thrilling novel as the Kurii establish their first beachhead on Gor's polar cap. Here is a John Norman epic that takes Tarl Cabot from the canals of Port Kar to the taverns of Lydius, the tents on the Sardar Fair, and to a grand climax among the red hunters of the Arctic ice pack.
Tarl Cabot, seeking the monsters from the Steel Worlds, found himself among the cruel savages who rule the vast Barrens.
Though himself enslaved, he stood with his comrades and masters against a coming onslaught. For the Kur had united the enemies of the tribe that held Cabot, and death and destruction were unleashed. Out of the plains came riding hordes of feud-driven braves, from the skies came a host of maddened tarn-riders, and even among the slave girls held by the blood brothers here was a devilish treason.
BLOOD BROTHERS OF GOR is one of the great John Norman epics. It is a long novel of constant action, told in depth and detail, of a struggle fought for the fate of a world where strong men clash and beautiful women await their victors.
Spoiled, rich young Elinor Brinton was no longer on Earth. She had been kidnapped from her New York apartment and carried across space to Gor by akien slavers.
Then the ship was wrecked and she was stranded on the strange world of Counter-Earth, where women were only property, to be beaten ans subjugated at the will of the men who were their Masters.
Life to her became a never-ending nightmare.
In the great luxury of Ko-ro-ba, she was trained in the provocative skills of a pleasure slave. In the Norhtern Forests of Gor, she was captured by the fierce outlaw Panther Girls.
And finally came Rask of Treve to teach her what all woman should learn!
Doreen Williamson appeared to be a quiet shy librarian, but in the dark of the library, after hours, she would practice, semi-nude, her secret studies in belly-dancing. Until, one fateful night, the slavers from Gor kidnapped her.
On that barbarically splendid counter-Earth, Doreen drew a high price as a dancer in taverns, in slave collar and ankle bells. Until each of her owners became aware that their prize dancer was the target of power forces---that in the tense climate of the ongoing war between Ar and Cos, two mighty empires, Doreen was too dangerous to keep.
DANCER OF GOR is a John Norman bonus novel---an erotic fever-pitched novel of an alien world where men were all-powerful and women were living jewels of desire.
All the glorious panorama of Earth's planetary twin, barbaric Gor, is present in John Norman's latest novel.
When the shield ring of the much feared Kurii falls into the possession of a mysterious black explorer, it becomes vital to the Priest-Kings that Tarl Cabot himself regain that ancient product of an alien science. His quest brings him to the unmapped interior of the great equatorial rain-forests and into new dangers without parallel.
Here are jungle kingdoms and tropical trade cities, fierce beasts and fiercer men. And at the heart of this full-bodied Gorean novel is a lost city - and a linkage of the loveliest enemy agents ever lured from the cities of far-off Terra.
Attempting to save his girl friend from a Gorean slave trap, Jason Marshall found himself kidnapped to that legendary counter-Earth planet. And as such found himself the first "civilized" Earth male to become enslaved in the ruthless chains of Gorean society.
Jason Marshall's startling adventures make constantly fascinating reading as he is made to be the slave of a haughty woman, then into her fighting champion, and finally amid the turmoil of primitive warfare to seek his liberty in order to search for his lost love amid the slave marts of that alien and turbulent planet.
Here, in this place, her meaning as woman is clear. Here, apart from symbols and disguises, she stands as a woman, the prize of man. Does she, this woman, now know her femaleness? Does she understand? Is the meaning of her excruciatingly desirable body now brought home to her? Does she now understand the significance of her sex: that she is female, that nature has designed her for man? Yes, thought Chance, she is very beautiful, marvelously incredibly beautiful - Miss Lucia Turner, educated Eastern gentle-woman, sophisticated and refined, feminist - captive female - suddenly expectedly shamefully simply captive female. Reduced utterly, she, miss Lucia Turner, gifted and beautiful, to ancient primitive essentialities - owned, literally owned..
From kidnapped collegian to a woman’s slave, from landless fugitive to warrior-captain, the life of Jason Marshall on Earth’s orbital twin was a constant struggle against the naked power and barbaric traditions of glorious Gor.
Now, in the heat of a desperate naval battle against overwhelming odds, Jason faced the pivotal hours of his Gorean career. For him victory would mean a homeland, a warrior’s honors, and the lovely Earthgirl who was the prize he had long sought. Defeat would mean degradation worse than the chains he had once escaped.
GUARDSMAN OF GOR is the blazing climax of this saga of one man against an entire world.
Former Earthman Tarl Cabot is now a powerful Tarnsman of the brutal and caste-bound planet of Gor, also known as Counter-earth. He embarks on an adventure in the dangerous and mysterious wilderness of Gor, pitting his warrior skills against treacherous outlaws, bandits and fighters.Three different women are working to bring change to Tarl's far-from-peaceful life on Gor: Talena, his onetime queen and first love; Elizabeth, his brave fighting partner; and the Amazonian Verna, chief of the fierce and wild panther women.As Tarl journeys through the wilderness, the fates of these three remarkable women are finally decided.
Kajira means slave-girl in Gorean. But when Tiffany Collins was kidnapped from Earth and brought to that orbital counter-world, she found herself on the throne of a mighty city as its "queen." Power seemingly was hers, and she did not realize that her true role was that of a slave puppet of a conniving woman agent of the monstrous Kurii.
But a chained slave she was destined to be, and in the course of the complex, visible and invisible, struggles between warriors and cities, between Kurii and Priest-Kings, she would play a pivotal role.
KAJIRA OF GOR is one of the most excitingly vivid novels John Norman has written. Here is all the color and terror of Gor. Here, between crown and fetters, between adulation and total submission, is the full-scale panorama of that wonderful, barbaric world as only Tarl Cabot knew it.
Some might suppose that the Kurii are monsters, but that is distinctly unfair. They are merely another life form. The Kur is often eight to ten feet in height, if it should straighten its body, and several hundred pounds in weight, and is clawed, fanged, long armed, agile, and swift, often moving on all fours when it wishes to move most rapidly, and that is far faster than a man can run. It does not apologize for its strength, its speed, its formidableness. Nor does it attempt to conceal them.
Once, it seems, the Kur race had a planet of their own, but somehow, apparently by their own hands, it was rendered unviable, either destroyed or desolate. So they searched for a new home, and in our solar system found not one but two suitable planets, planets they set their minds to conquering. But these planets, Earth and it's sister planet Gor, the Counter-Earth, were not undefended. Four times have the Kur attempted their conquest, only to be beaten back by the mysterious Priest-Kings, rulers of Gor.
As the Kurii lurk deep within an asteroid belt, awaiting the chance to seize their prize, their attention is drawn to a human, Tarl Cabot. Cabot was once an agent of Priest-Kings, but is now their prisoner, held captive in a secret prison facility. But what is their interest in Tarl Cabot? Whatever it may be, one thing soon becomes clear - that Tarl Cabot is a man to be taken seriously.
El terráqueo Tarl Cabot, ahora guerrero de la Contratierra, se aleja de los Montes Sardos llevando la misión de recuperar un misterioso objeto, fundamental para los destinos de los reyes sacerdotes. Los nómadas de Gor, los salvajes y peligrosos pueblos de las Carretas, conservan ese objeto.
Tarl Cabot, solo, intentará rescatarlo.
En otros tiempos Tarl Cabot fue el guerrero más poderoso de Gor, el extraño mundo de la Contratierra. Pero ahora sólo cuenta con un amigo: el gran pájaro de guerra llamado tarn.
Es pues un proscripto, todos van contra él: su casa, destruida; su familia, dispersa o asesinada.
Y los responsables son unos misteriosos seres que tiranizan a Gor: los reyes sacerdotes.
Sin embargo Tarl Cabot les hará frente.
With the capital city of Ar under the sway of the beautiful traitress Talena, a ruler placed in power by the Cosian invaders, Tarl Cabot and the Delta Brigade, the members of the underground force sworn to defeat Cos, must call upon the unique talents of master magician Boots Tarsk-Bit to recapture the precious Home Stone of vanquished Ar’s Station.
For snatching the Home Stone from the enemy’s grasp may prove the vital ingredient in Tarl’s desperate and dangerous campaign to rouse the people of Ar to fight on to regain their freedom from the hated foe.
In Magicians of Gor, Tarl Cabot and his allies must work a unique magic with illusions and sword blades to root out the treachery at the heart of a mighty empire.
Tarl Cabot has struggled to free himself from the control of Gor's powerful Priest-Kings, but to no avail. Now he finds that mission challenged by a threat emanating from the planets forbidding northern lands. There, a menacing alien force waits for Tarl, who faces an awesome choice: protect his own position as a rich merchant-slaver, or risk everything to defend the freedom of his world. An adventure filled with incredible incident, barbaric peoples, and the ferocious clashes between men and women that have made John Norman one of science fiction's legendary storytellers.
War on Gor is a rousing and fearful affair — and when the armada of Cos landed and began its sweeping arch against the mighty city of Ar, Tarl Cabot was swept up in their drive. Outcast from Port Kar, rejected by the Priest Kings, Tarl fought now for his own redemption.
With comrades at his side, barbarian warriors and daring women, free and slave, his plans went forward — until the mercenaries of Dietrich of Tarnburg disrupted the struggle as a mysterious third force.
MERCENARIES OF GOR brings into action all the magic and conflict of that counter-Earth, as Tarl became the center of intrigue and treachery in the city of his greatest enemies.
Tarl Cabot, warrior and tarnsman, left the forbidden Sardar Mountains on a mission for the Priest-Kings of Gor, the barbaric world of Counter-Earth. The Priest-Kings were dying, and he had to find their last link to survival. All he knew about his goal was that it lay hidden somewhere among the nomads.
There were hidden the Wagon Peoples, the wild tribes that lived off the roving herds of bosk, fiercest of the animals of Gor. But still more fierce were their masters, the savage Tuchuks. All men fled before them when they moved.
All except Tarl Cabot, who stood alone, watching the oncoming clouds of dust that might bring him death.
Tarl Cabot's long exile was over. Again he was back on Gor, the strange world of counter earth, where he had once been the proudest warrior and mightiest Tarnsman of that savage planet.
But nothing was as it had been. His home city Ko-Ro-Ba was destroyed, razed until not one stone remained standing. His beautiful mate Talena, was dead or vanished. His family and friends where scattered across the globe.
And Cabot was now declared a outlaw, with all men ordered to kill him on sight. His only chance was to find the strange Priest-Kings who ruled Gor and to submit himself to them.
But Tarl Cabot was not about to submit!
During the holidays revels of Port Kar, an attempt is made on the life of Tarl Cabot. And Tarl discovers that the Priest-Kings have turned against him! To clear himself of their charge of treason, he must follow the assassins's trail. The way to achieve that was to join, in disguise, a troupe of traveling Players, a sort of Gorean carnival, which would give him entry to enemy cities and hostile territories.
But live in such a carnival is always a risk in itself. There are monsters in form and monsters in mind among them-and there may be spies of the alien Kurs and the omnipotent Priest-Kings. Players of Gor is a rich and full adventure on that wondrous world where free men must fight and slave girls must yield, where life and liberty may depend on the chance moves of a game-board or the edged passions of the dueling ground. And where Tarl's destiny must bring him face to face with a conspiracy of superhuman powers.
Once Tarl Cabot had been the mighest warrior of Gor, the strange world of counter earth. But now on all the planet, he had no friends except the tarn, the mighty bird on which he flew.
He was a out cast, with every hand aganist him. His home city had been destroyed, his loved ones scattered or killed. And that was at the orders of the Priest-Kings, those mysterious beings who ruled absolutely over Gor.
No man had ever seen a Priest-King. They where said to dwell somewhere in the mountians of Sardar. And none who entered that forbidden land ever returned alive.
Nonetheless, Tarl Cabot head into the mountians of Sardar!
Ellen is a beautiful young slave girl on the planet Gor. Yet she was not always thus. For nearly sixty years she was a woman of Earth, but life had largely passed her by. Then, following an apparently chance encounter at the opera with a strangely familiar young man, an echo from her past, she finds herself transported from Earth to Gor. Here she discovers the true identity of her kidnapper and his sinister motives. She is given a strange drug that reverses the aging process, turning back time itself, and once again she’s the beautiful young woman she remembers from years before, so long ago. Now her adventures really begin. Ellen finds herself a slave in the mighty Gorean city of Ar, where the harsh rule of the occupying forces of Cos and their mercenary allies is being challenged by the mysterious Delta Brigade. Surrounded by intrigue, rumors, plots, and betrayal, her adventures bring her face to face with strange and terrifying beasts, and sickeningly familiar weapons. Men challenge one another to own her. To the victor the spoils, but who will that victor be? Her fate is decided in this latest thrilling installment of John Norman’s best selling Gorean Saga.
Tarl Cabot was a warrior of Gor-the world that earth could never see. Normally, he was a proud and mighty warrior. But now he was bound for Port Kar. The only city with no home stone to give it a heart. It was a city of reavers, and looters...of out casts with out allegiance. Merchants and Pirates stalked it's quays beside the beautiful sea of Thassa.
Tarl Cabot was head for the sink hole of the planet, a teaming den of Iniquity. And that was no place for a honest warrior from far Ko-Ro-Ba.
But he was no longer Tarl Cabot, the warrior. Now he was only bosk...a miserable slave.
As the bloody tide of war spread over Gor, Tarl Cabot, outcast by the Priest-Kings, became deeply enmeshed in the military combat between the empire of Ar and the invaders from Cos. His fate would depend upon which proved victorious in the coming confrontation at Ar's besieged river port. And it looked like Tarl himself might prove the deciding factor that would tip the scales of destiny for one side or the other...
With RENEGADES OF GOR, all the complexity and intrigue of John Norman's saga comes together to create an adventure replete with danger, excitement, and romance in the unforgettable realm of Gor — where courage remains meaningful, and pride and honor have never been forgotten.
Jason Marshall learned the meaning of manhood and the power of women, both dominant oand submissive, when he was kidnapped from Earth to the counter-earth of Gor. Winning his freedom, Jason set out single handed to win his place on the gloriously barbaric world on the other side of the sun.
His intent as to find the girl who had enslaved him. But that quest thrust him smack in the middle of the war that raged between Imperial As and the Salerian Confederation — and the secret schemes of the pirate armada that sought control of the mighty trading artery of the fighting cities.
Jason Marshall learned the meaning of manhood and the power of women, both dominant and submissive, when he was kidnapped from Earth to the Counter-Earth called Gor. Winning his freedom, jason set out single-handed to win his own place onthat gloriously barbaric world won the other side of the sun. His intent was to find the girl whohad been enslaved with him. But that quest thrust him smack in the middle of the war that raged between Imperial Air and the Salerian Confederation — and the secret schemes of hte pirate armada that sought control of the mighty trading artery of the fighting cities.
The Kur came to Port Kar! Two of the terrible space beasts came to make Tarl Cabot an offer. They, a death-squad, sought the renegade Kur commander, the great Half Ear, whom Tarl had once battled in the Far North.
But Tarl refused their offer, for Half Ear was more valuable to the Priest-Kings alive than to the Kur dead. And now he knew it was imperatible for him to save that monster from the doom that would fast over take him.
This meant venturing into the forbidden Barrens of Gor-a vast land of plains and praries whose cruel masters were tribes of savage red riders and where civilized men were always prey and their women were mere trophies of the hunt!
Tarl Cabot had resumed his allegiance to the Priest-kings, the non-human but benevolent rulers of Earth's orbital twin planet, Gor. And accordingly Tarl knew that the battle for the possesion of the planet was under way-the Kurii, the beastlike invaders, had made their plan.
There was a girl, once Judy Thornton of Earth, found in the wilderness of Gor. Captured, as such lovely strangers were on the ruthless world, she was to undergo the training that would make of her a slave girl of great value.
But unknown to her captors was the fact that she was a tool of the Kurii, that she carried a programmed message that imperilled the future of Gor. It was for possession of her mind and body that Priest-Kings and Kur-monsters battled, while a planet went its way unsuspecting that its very fate was also locked within the slave collar that graced her neck.
Fresh from his exploits in the Steel Worlds, home of the Kurii, a savage alien race intent on conquering Gor, Tarl Cabot has been returned to an isolated beach, at coordinates apparently specified by the Priest-Kings, the masters of Gor and the enemy of the Kurii. His only companions are his beautiful new slave Cecily, and Ramar, a ferocious sleen bred in the Steel Worlds to hunt and kill. But why has he been returned to such a remote spot? Did the Priest-Kings wish their former agent to serve them once more? Did the Kurii intend to use Cabot to further their own ends? The truth, as Tarl will learn, is darker, and deeper, than either of these possibilities.
In SWORDSMEN OF GOR, the latest book in John Norman’s best-selling Gorean saga, follow Tarl as he embarks on a new adventure with the Pani, a strange people with mysterious origins, and learn the dark, sinister truth behind his return to Gor, the Counter-Earth.
Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first twenty — odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, caste-bound Gorean society. He is disciplined by the best teachers and warriors that Gor has to offer… but to what end? This is the first installment of John Norman's wildly popular and controversial Gor series, which has sold millions of copies.
This is the age of the Telnarians. Their vast, corrupt empire spans galaxies, ruling by terror, slavery, and the lash. But, their corruption and brutality could spell their downfall for, on a thousand worlds of swords and science, the savage souls of true men will not be forever chained. A heroic tide is rising-and one warrior is born to lead the barbarian horde. From the savage death pits of the Ortung Vandals, to the murderous intrigues of the imbecile Emperor's court, to the perfumed cages of the luscious willing slaves, the giant Otto is carving a legend across the stars. When this gladiator and chieftain of the Wolfung worlds seeks to form a frontier legion of space barbarians, the nobles dare not refuse him; they have only the courage to try to murder him. But can even an empire's might stop such a man?
This is the age of the Telnarians. Their vast, corrupt empire spans galaxies, ruling by terror, slavery, and the lash. But, their corruption and brutality could spell their downfall for, on a thousand worlds of swords and science, the savage souls of true men will not be forever chained. A heroic tide is rising-and one warrior is born to lead the barbarian horde. A peasant is sent to the arena, fodder for the carnage...but before the horrified gaze of noble ladies, the warrior named Dog slaughters headsmen, hunters, and beasts to win freedom as a full-fledged gladiator. Then, deep-space rebels attack an Empire ship where Dog performs combat killings for the amusement of the passengers-and the gladiator becomes a rebel. Now, a beautiful officer of the court finds her life depends on the mercy of Dog-the man she ordered put to death!
This is the age of the Telnarians. Their vast, corrupt empire spans galaxies, ruling by terror, slavery, and the lash. But, their corruption and brutality could spell their downfall for, on a thousand worlds of swords and science, the savage souls of true men will not be forever chained. A heroic tide is rising-and one warrior is born to lead the barbarian horde. To recruit his legion of space barbarians, the giant gladiator Otto must win their fierce loyalty, world by world, in lethal combat against monsters, men, aliens, and the beautiful, murderous slaves-while Imperial conspirators plot Otto's assassination, and an evil warlord's brutal army prepares to unleash genocidal horror across the stars.
This brand-new installment in John Norman’s epic saga describes the continuing rise to power of a backwoods warrior thrown into the maelstrom of ambition, treachery, and violence that is the galactic empire In the fourth volume of the Telnarian Histories, John Norman continues the story of a fighter from a backwater planet in a galaxy-spanning empire, who rises to power by maintaining his strength of character and his will to fight, and triumphs despite huge and threatening challenges from rebels, enemies of the empire, and even the highest powers within the emperor’s court. When Filene, a former noblewoman masquerading as a slave, attempts to assassinate the up-and-coming tribal king, Ottonius, she fails miserably and becomes fully enslaved. The story of her education in proper submission is told in counterpoint to the tale of the powerful but primitive warrior who dreams of an imperial destiny and pursues privately devious and publicly violent means to achieve his goal. The applications of power from person to person and on an interstellar scale show haunting resemblances. Similar in scope and ambition to Piers Anthony’s Bio of a Space Tyrant series, this novel follows the latest adventures of a man who has fought and killed his way out of obscurity to become a newly crowned local king and is quick to make smart connections in the imperial court. Soon he will realize his most secret and nearly unadmitted goal: unseating the reigning emperor and truly becoming . . . the Usurper.
What has happened to man since the days when his rugged ancestors battled the mastodon and the saber-tooth tiger and wrestled a living from the raw nature of a untamed world?
This was the directive that brought a dedicated group of scientists to device a means od sending one of their number back into the OLD STONE AGE when the great hunters of the Cro-Magnon days ripped the world away from the Neanderthals and their savage clan rivals.
The Others were on the move! The Priest-Kings has recived a message: "Surrender Gor." The date had been set for conquest or destruction. Tarl Cabot could not longer linger in Port Kar-now he must act on behalf of the Priest-Kings, on behalf of Gor, and on behalf of Gor's teeming, unsuspecting, twin world known as Earth.
Evience pointed to the great wasteland of the Tahari, the desert know only to the clannish, militant tribes of desert-wanderers. There must Cabot go. There among the feuds, along the trails of slavers, beyond the forbidding salt mines to a rendezous with the treachery, with a woman warlord, with a bandit chief, and with the monster intelligences from the worlds of steel.
As treachery and betrayal become the prime weapons in the war between Ar and Cos, Tarl Cabot is trapped in the siege of Ar’s Station. And when Ar’s Station falls to the warriors of Cos, it is only with the aid of the loyal Vosk League, that Tarl and other survivors make their escape from the defeated port.
But with the forces of Cos now readying to continue on their devastating march of conquest, Tarl must go undercover as a spy within the enemy camp, hoping to discover their plans and send word to Ar’s army before it is too late...
In VAGABONDS OF GOR, Tarl Cabot faces perhaps his greatest challenge of all, as he is caught up in the myriad dangers and intrigue of two mighty powers at war!
The long-awaited 26th novel in the bestselling Gorean saga.
Deep within the cells of Treve, a glorious and mysterious city at the center of Gor's struggle for supremacy, awakens a nameless slave girl who will witness events about which others will only dare to whisper. Witness of Gor takes us on a whirlwind ride from political plots to tarn raids, epic love stories to relentless Assassins, our witness experiences all the beauty, spender, mystery, brutality, honor and intrigue of the awesome world of Gor.