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Imaro

Imaro

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Trade Paperback - $14.95
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ISBN: 9781597800365
Published: 01/01/2006


Imaro is a rousing adventure… a tale of a young man’s continuing struggle to gain acceptance amongst his people, and to break the cycle of alienation and violence that plagues his life.

Imaro is heroic fantasy like it’s never been done before. Based on Africa, and African traditions and legends, Charles Saunders has created Nyumbani (which means “home” in Swahili), an amalgam of the real, the semi-real, and the unreal. Imaro is the name of the larger-than-life warrior, an outcast, who travels across Nyumbani, searching for a home.

Like his contemporaries, Karl Edward Wagner (Kane) and Michael Moorcock (Elric), Charles Saunders brings something new to the traditional heroic fantasy tale. A broad knowledge of, and passion for, the history and myths of Africa led to the creation of a heroic fantasy character the likes of which the world has never seen. Imaro is no Tarzan… no Conan… Imaro is a warrior out of African legend.

“Charles Saunders is one of the most innovative writers in the so-called Sword and Sorcery field. He was in the second wave of pioneers. Those who actually made what Robert E. Howard invented move into a new and equally exciting arena. I always loved his ground-breaking novels and stories. And it’s good to see him back.”
– Joe R. Lansdale, author of Sunset and Sawdust and Bubba Ho-tep

“Lord knows, the field needs the fresh and discerning insights that only Charles R. Saunders can bring to it.”
– Charles de Lint, author of The Blue Girl and Someplace to Be Flying

“...a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to those looking for a refreshing new take on heroic fantasy adventure, especially readers of colour.”
– Amy Harlib, Zone-SF.com