"Hadon of Ancient Opar" and "Flight to Opar" are classic books that any Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philp Jose Farmer most likely already own. Don't let that discourage you though, they are merely icing on the cake in this package. This is all about "The Song of Kwasin" by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey. Working from Farmer's outline, Carey crafts a sword and sorcery epic with Kwasin as the main character, concluding the trilogy that has been left hanging for decades.
To be honest, ever since Kwasin appeared in Hadon of Ancient Opar, he was the character I wanted to see take center stage. No disrespect to Hadon is intended, Kwasin is just larger than life and far more fun of a character to read about. In many ways he out-Conan's Conan. He is an epic hero that undergoes quite a journey on the island of Khokarsa. His traveling companion is his weapon, The Ax of Victory. This weapon first appeared in Allan & The Ice Gods by H. Rider Haggard and in the previous two Opar novels. The Ax plays a part in more H. Rider Haggard novels as well, so its a lot of fun to see the Ax's history play out through this lost age, Africa 10,0000 B.C. when the Sahara Desert is actually an inland sea.
For fans of the Wold Newton Universe, this is a must buy. You will see connections to the works of Farmer, Burroughs and Haggard, and also witness Kwasin eclipse every other hero in the Wold Newton Universe. He is that impressive of a character and this is one of the best stories I have read in a long time. Besides the writers mentioned above, Robert E. Howard readers should really enjoy this. The comparison to Conan is not unwarranted, and thats coming from someone who reads the Robert E. Howard Del Rey Conan collections (Conan done right).
If this is the first time reading the Opar series, boy are you in for a treat. If you are returning, then this is what you have been waiting for. Enjoy a seven foot monster crush people two or three at a time with his Ax of Victory. Enjoy "The Song of Kwasin".