RED SONJA 3 WHEN HELL LAUGHS BY DAVID C. SMITH & RICHARD L. TIERNEY

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Copyright 1982.

Os Harku is a penal colony island on the Shirki river in Aquilonia. Here the worst murders, thieves and other assorted scum are dumped to live out their lives. A Shemite wizard finds an ancient site of the old gods and makes a pact with them. In exchange for his loyalty they give him immense powers. Powers he uses to call up a storm and bring to shore a passing barge. The barge happens to have Red Sonja as a passenger. Soon she finds herself on an adventure with other various people to survive the criminals attempt at escape. Also she must defeat the evil sorcerer Athu so his evil is not released on the world.

These Red Sonja books just get better and better as they progress. I think the authors were channeling their inner John Carpenter. The penal colony sounds a lot like Manhattan in Escape from New York. Once again the authors deliver a fast paced story with an assemble cast of characters both good and bad. There is also a strong supernatural villain with powers from the elder gods. Those elder gods are some nasty dudes. Its up to Sonja to once again take charge and kick ass.

So I am back from my vacation and hope to get back into my normal routine.

6 thoughts on “RED SONJA 3 WHEN HELL LAUGHS BY DAVID C. SMITH & RICHARD L. TIERNEY

  1. James Rife

    Blaine alerted me to your blog and I’m tickled to have found it. Being of the 1980s generation, my sense of nostaligia runs deep, and I’ve read many of the books you have here, including Larry Bond’s awesome military thrillers! Thanks so much for doing this!

  2. I remember seeing these but never bought them- seems I may have missed out on something. Back then I was focused on genuine Robert E Howard stuff rather than pastiches, but I guess the whole point of them is that once you’ve read all the available REH stuff, why not, I mean, whats next, afterall? Although in my case there was Lovecraft, Bradbury, Clark Ashton Smith… good times..

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