Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Chieftain by John Norman Review

Book Blurb

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!John Norman, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, is the creator of the Gorean Saga, the longest running series of adventure novels in science fiction history. Starting inDecember 1966 withTarnsman of Gor, the series was put on hold after its twenty-fifth installment, Magicians of Gor, in 1988, when DAW refused to publish its successor, Witness of Gor. After several unsuccessful attempts to find a trade publishing outlet, the series was brought back into print in 2001. Norman has also produced a separate, three installment science fiction series, the Telnarian Histories, plus two other fiction works (Ghost DanceandTime Slave), a nonfiction paperback (Imaginative Sex), and a collection of thirty short stories, entitledNorman Invasions.The Totems of Abydoswas published in spring 2012.All of Norman's work is available both in print and as ebooks. The Internet has proven to be a fertile ground for the imagination of Norman's ever-growing fan base, and at Gor Chronicles(, a website specially created for his tremendous fan following, onemay read everything there is to knowabout this unique fictional culture.Norman is married and has three children."

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My Review

Book gifted from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cover :- 3 stars
Sex/steaminess :- 2 stars
Story line :- 3 stars
Characters :- 3 stars
Overall rating :- 2.75 stars

Personal rating :- 3 stars

Book Pairing:- M/F when Romance or sex was present
Did it give me a book hangover :- No
Is this a review book or personal read :- Review Read

Why I chose this book?

I was asked to Review this title

What I liked about this book.

* The story had potential

What I didn't like about this book.

* Some parts of the book seemed to drag and some of the dialogue was boring.
* I didn't get on with certain themes of the book.

Would I read more from this author?

I'll give Him another shot

Would I recommend this book?

Not really.

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