I’ve known Adrian Cole since the 1970s and have enjoyed his irreverent take on heroic fantasy. For a while he vanished from the scene but I’m glad to report that he is back. First, his Voidal stories have been (re)published by Wildside Press. Then there was the pastiche pulp novel Night of the Heroes; and now he and Robert M Price have posthumously teamed up with Lin Carter to produce Young Thongor (also Wildside Press).
“Lin Carter's greatest creation, the barbarian swordsman Thongor of Lemuria, returns in his first new book in more than 40 years! Young Thongor collects Carter's short stories about Thongor's earliest adventures. Drawing on Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian and Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars, Lin Carter has created an enduring new character sure to please all who treasure sword & sorcery in the classic vein.”