Imaro is a bastard child, his mother leaves him with her tribe , and he fights to gain acceptance. He leaves eventually, to find his place among different people. But supernatural forces will interfere.
Tired of European style heroic fantasy? Look no further than Imaro by Charles Saunders. Instead of a European style setting, it takes place in an African style setting. Exciting right? Saunders was inspired by Africa, and the many African myths, and has used them to make an entirely new and exotic locale for his tales. It’ll change your mind about the Sword & Sorcery genre forever.
Imaro is not just a barbarian: he is a human, not another invincible Achilles we see so much of in fantasy nowadays.
Like all S&S stories, you won’t be surprised by blood , swordplay, and power mad sorcerers. And don’t forget femme fatales.
There are no lulls in the plot, it’ll keep you interested until the end. Recommended for fans of Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, Homer, and Fritz Lieber.
I give Imaro 3 1/2 stars out of 5!