cover image Imaro 2: The Quest for Cush

Imaro 2: The Quest for Cush

Charles Saunders, . . Night Shade, $14.95 (214pp) ISBN 978-1-59780-066-2

In Saunders's exciting sequel to Imaro (2006), the fearless black warrior Imaro and his faithful pygmy sidekick, Pomphis, set out for the city of Cush, where they hope to rescue his beautiful lover, Tanisha, who's been kidnapped (but not ravished) by the evil Bomunu. Along the way, Imaro and Pomphis must overcome fierce storms and treacherous sorcerers with weird bodies, among other obstacles. Once the pair reach Cush, Tanisha has some wonderful news for Imaro. First published in 1984 and now considerably revised, this straightforward sword-and-sorcery adventure will resonate with fans of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian. (Feb. 26)