Jul 05

Ophelia Thize, Temptress of the GodsClick for larger image

Tom Noir Comments: That’s right! Show some knee, you saucy minx!

Published 1978

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.69 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “The Gods’ Temptress”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    The enchanted age was all about eye-shadow.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    The sort of dress that needs a curtain rail to stay up.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Hunk’s all, ‘Oooh, er…she’s taking ANOTHER selfie? Here?’

    Jawa’s all, ‘Dammit, I think we’re photobombing her.’

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Not only will no-one on GoodReads admit to having read it, they misspelled the title of the book!

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TagWizard: definitely going to need that Dress for Success tag here.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Things happen after a Badedas bath. Those are the Things, next to the bloke with the sword.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:


  8. MisterBob Says:

    Green sky – check.
    Green mountains – check.
    Green eyeshadow – check .
    What else is green ? Answers on a postcard please .

  9. SI Says:

    The Gods’ temptress:

  10. RachelJ Says:

    @THX 1138. Seriously, though- that’s an actual curtain she’s wearing, isn’t it? They’ve always got that doubled-over bit at the top, where the hooks go. Meanwhile, her boyfriend had to wear the rug. I like to imagine they’re headed for the same costume party as these two.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Hullo all, I’m Bob the Barbarian and this is Bob’s Workshop. Tonight, we’ll learn how to make your own sword out of a flat piece of sheet metal and two cardboard tubes.’

  12. RachelJ Says:

    @Dead Stuff. There’s a reason Bob isn’t the one doing the dueling…

  13. fred Says:

    Judging from the smile on Rafes’ face (this cover definitely deserves a barbarian hero named Rafe) he is getting a better view of The Gods’ Saucepot than we are.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: So what is “Warrior Love” then?

    A: It can be either of the following:
    1) A saucy pocket book titled “Warrior Love”;
    2) A warrior named “Love”;
    3) A love affair with an unspecified warrior;
    4) A VERY AGGRESSIVE form of love.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If she raises her left arm, I fear the entire gown will rise with it!

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: *Spartan voice* IF!

  17. Anna T. Says:

    The temptress wears couture made from only the finest of draperies, so flattering that the barbarian hero in the background is completely uninterested.

  18. Yoss Says:

    It looks like Her Warrior Love’s nose has been flattened and smeared across way too much of his face.

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  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Am I the first person to point out that the title can be rearranged to:





    Edit: also, GOTH MET DRESS PEST

  21. Ravensbane Says:

    God, another Kardashian…

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    She saw it in the window and she just couldn’t resist.

    (Also a green dress, which predated this cover — was the artist a big Carol Burnett fan?)

    Her warrior love seems to be having second thoughts and wondering if he can escape while she’s posing. That’s an “eeeehhh… I dunno” face if ever I saw one. Maybe he’s tired of the sharpened fingernails.

  23. Alice Says:

    @Ravensbane – Good Show Sir!

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Most Beautiful Songstress of an Enchanted Age – She Dueled the Morals for the Melody of Clementine!


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