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Daw 423. Fantasy novel, third in the five volume Eric Carstairs/Zanthodon seres published by Daw Books 1979-1982. ''First printing, February 1981'' on copyright page. Cover art by Josh Kirby.
''Most of his fiction deliberately pastiched the work of earlier fantasy writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard, but did so both openly and with the clear intent of popularizing modes (SWORD AND SORCERY and PLANETARY ROMANCE were his personal favourites) less well understood in the 1960s than they are now. Indebted to Burroughs are three series: the Green Star Rises sequence, the Callisto sequence and the Zanthodon sequence, being Journey to the Underground World (1979), Zanthodon (1980), HUROK OF THE STONE AGE(1981), Darya of the Stone Age (1981) and Eric of Zanthodon (1982). None of these series could be described as transcending its roots in pulp and other authors' inspirations; but Carter's love of his chosen material is evident throughout, and his work helped establish default patterns against which the work of more original explorers of the conventions of S&S, like Michael Moorcock, shone brightly'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).