Feb 19

The Warrior Reamed? Sounds messy.Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: More realism and literal interpretations on the cover, you say, but avoid feet at any cost? OK then, take a look at this one.

Published 1974

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: 8.56 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “The Warrior Rearmed”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Presumably the woman is the warrior, since the guy already has a sword.

    “Yes! Now I will be able to stab people with _both_ hands!”

    Bet that sword makes a really annoying scraping noise when you pull it out of the hand-stand.

    “Banded chattel?” Maybe they meant “Branded chattel?” I can’t recall the word “banded” being used as a term used to describe serfs or slaves – sounds more like a zoological description.

    “The most dangerous inhabitant of the Punga-Punga Jungles, Watson – the Banded Chattel!”

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “THE WARRIOR REARMED: Blah blah bloo blah or Bluh blah bleh blargh?”

  3. Ray P Says:

    When someone brought his girlfriend to the AD&D session. “She can play the Houri.” “I’ll say.”

  4. fred Says:

    Personally, I would go with THE PLINTH DISARMED as the title.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hey great, that sword comes with a free arm. Great if you are an unarmed warrior.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    “They can have my sword when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers. I hope you brought some band-aids.”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Their stances struck me as familiar

  8. Raoul Says:

    Careful there lady. You’ll poke your eye out!

  9. Rick Deckard Says:

    The Sword in the Stone Redux.

    Let’s try that again. Two out of three!

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Raoul: I want the Super Magical Questing Sword with Double-Sized Handle and Extra “Ting”!

  11. Ryan Says:

    What fascinated me was how the clouds or fog at the bottom make it look like the plinth is mounted upon a floating disc of rock.

  12. fred Says:

    The Swiss Army gauntlet has not one, but two corkscrews. They should have brought wine.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The odd thing about this cover is that the blurb and the artwork speak entirely different messages.

    Blurb: BDSM Subtext
    Artwork: Heroic Fantasy Quest

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—I think the title was supposed to be The Warrior Three-Armed.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Is muscle boy sporting a giant band-aid just below his left non-papillial pec? Wound probably caused by trying to approach the sword from the wrong side.

  16. Leak Says:

    Talk about “lending a hand” – then take the whole arm!

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I agree that “banded” is an odd choice of word. Maybe that’s how it’s referred to in the book, or maybe the copy editor was out. I guess her bracelet is the “band”? Maybe she’s migratory, thus the banding by some scientist. Perhaps a bird fancier. 😉

    @B’man: GSS!

    @Tat: WTAF.

    @Ryan: it’s fantasy, could be.

    @BC: Must be why he’s now growling at it and making her stand at the pointy end. She’s understandably wary, and/or taken aback by the Ting!

  18. Rick Deckard Says:

    “The Warrior Reared me”

  19. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    ARY, GSSXN: the blurb appears to be correct on both counts. From the Goodreads reviews, it appears that the bands are some kind of mark of slavery, and certainly some of the Goodreads reviewers approach these books (there are now 5, and this is the third) as BDSM porn.

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