Young Thongor

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Young Thongor
Young Thongor.jpg
First edition
Author Lin Carter
Cover artist James Heffron
Country United States
Language English
Series Thongor series
Genre Fantasy
Published 2012 (Wildside Press)
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 218 pp
ISBN 978-1-4344-4101-0
OCLC 796935665
Followed by Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria

Young Thongor is a collection of fantasy short stories by American writer Lin Carter, with additional material by Robert M. Price, edited and with a foreword by Adrian Cole. It was first published in trade paperback by Wildside Press in May, 2012.[1] Most of the pieces were first published in magazines, anthologies or other books by Carter; the remaining pieces are original to the present work.[2]

The book collects most of the extant tales about the youth of the author's sword and sorcery hero Thongor of Valkarth. Carter had planned to gather these and other Thongor tales he never lived to write into two projected collections, to be titled Thongor of Lost Lemuria and Thongor in the Land of Peril.[3] Additional Thongor stories written after Carter's death by his literary executor Robert Price were combined with the existing tales to fill out the existing book, though it omits at least one Price Thongor story, "Witch-Queen of Lemuria."



  1. ^ Young Thongor title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ Carter, Lin (2012). Young Thongor. Rockville, MD: Wildside Press. p. [iv]. 
  3. ^ Carter, Lin (2012). Young Thongor. Rockville, MD: Wildside Press. p. 11.