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It begins with the reunion of Imaro and his kidnapped lover Tanisha, who has been taken to the ruined City of Madness. With the help of their new found friend Pomphis, a Pygmay from the eastern forests of Nyumbani, they learn of the sorcerous forces that may have been behind the dark wizard that destroyed Imaro's youth. The trio goes to Mavindi, the port capital of the EasIt begins with the reunion of Imaro and his kidnapped lover Tanisha, who has been taken to the ruined City of Madness. With the help of their new found friend Pomphis, a Pygmay from the eastern forests of Nyumbani, they learn of the sorcerous forces that may have been behind the dark wizard that destroyed Imaro's youth. The trio goes to Mavindi, the port capital of the Eastern Coastal kingdom of Azania, in search of the legendary Kingdom of Cush, where Imaro hopes to find answers to the questions that have plagued his life. Who is he? Who was his father, and why was he seemingly cursed, and hounded from birth by forces beyond his control....

Title : The Quest for Cush
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ISBN : 9781597800662
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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The Quest for Cush Reviews

  • Mohammed
    2019-05-18 15:51

    This second book built on the Nyumbani world really well. I was so impressed by the world building,the different peoples,the language of the book that fit world so well.Imaro is himself is a fresh breath. He might be the martial S&S fantasy hero alà Conan but his personal history,his outlook on life is very different.A Must read this series if you call yourself a fan Sword and Sorcery/Heroic fantasy.

  • D.K.
    2019-04-29 09:36

    To find answers about his past, Imaro, his lover, and newfound friend must endure many trials to reach the land of Cush.

  • Daniel
    2019-05-14 10:33

    A short take:Great adventure, awesome monsters, wicked magic, and healthy servings of combat--both armed and otherwise. Saunders builds on his earlier Imaro stories and sends his hero to other portions of the land. The setting is rich, the villains are delicious, and Imaro is magnetic. Saunders even finds room for introspective moments that give each character real weight. These stories represent excellent sword-and-sorcery fiction.More thoughts:I am upset that the first two Imaro books, published by Night Shade, are out of print, likely due to the fact that NS went bankrupt. Far more readers of sword-and-sorcery fiction should pick up these books--not just because they offer an alternative take on the genre that steers well clear of the usual euro-stew, because Saunders's stories are so damn good! Hardly a false not exists within the entire collection, whose stories range from longer, novella-length to short-story-sized entries. Altogether, they tell the tale of how Imaro journeys to Cush in search of answers, and while they do connect, each story is satisfying and complete in its own right.Thankfully, the first volume of stories, Imaro, is available on Kindle as of September 3rd, 2014. Hopefully, the second volume will follow soon after so that other readers can enjoy Saunders's work. After this installment, the final two (and, from what I've read, Saunders does wrap everything up by the close of book 4) are available from an independent publisher. Thank goodness Saunders went that route with the remainder of this series.

  • Periklis
    2019-04-30 13:42

    Excellent Sword & Sorcery/ Sword & Soul fiction. Imaro is a hero in the same mold of both Conan and Herakles, but placed in a unique setting, rich in African culture and mythology. The Nightshade books' remastered version of the second book in the saga, puts into perspective the epic conflict in which Imaro's actions will determine the fate of his world.

  • Charles
    2019-05-08 09:52

    the second book in the Imaro series. Saunders does the heroic fantasy riff very well.

  • Derek Fraser
    2019-05-10 09:46

    Man, this is just a fun read. Somethings let me down, like the constant need to remind the reader about everything that already happened, or just general sloppy dialogue but apart from that there's nothing but fun to be had here. One thing I'm appreciative of over the first entry is how Imaro finds exciting new ways to beat his enemies that dont just come from his super strength. don't be me wrong, his strength is the answer to all of his problems, but how he uses it this time around is much more interesting than "digging deep and being stronger". left me excited to read the third book, great job

  • Tim
    2019-05-17 12:26

    This book introduces Imaro's companions as more defined characters. They provide some constant for imaro to interact with on his journeys, but tend to do the thinking and interacting with society for him. This results in Imaro turning from the competent military leader of the previous book to something more like a violent grunting child, unable to understand basic social interactions or navigate society on his own. The setting is further developed, so that is fun.

  • Amon Poston
    2019-05-23 12:30


  • Helmut
    2019-05-13 16:28

    Imaro sucht seine VergangenheitHier schreibt einer der Besten der "New Wave" der Fantasy, der zweiten, innovativen Welle der Fantasy der 70er Jahre. Und man merkt es: Vom ersten Absatz an reißt die Geschichte mit, man versinkt in der sehr glaubwürdigen und trotzdem fantastischen Welt Nyumbanis. Der Held des Romans entwickelt sich weiter im Vergleich zum ersten Roman, und trifft auf alte wie neue Freunde und Feinde. Der Pygmäe Pomphis ist eine interessante neue Bekanntschaft und gleicht mit seinem losen Mundwerk die etwas schweigsame Art Imaros gut aus.Die Aufmachung der Nightshade-Ausgabe ist identisch zu Band 1: Etwas grobes Papier, ein etwas zu sehr zum Eindrehen neigender Paperback-Einband. Das Cover ist toll gelungen und trifft die Atmosphäre genau.Leider haben sich die Bücher schlechter verkauft als erhofft (woran das liegt kann ich mir einfach nicht erklären), so dass die Neuerscheinungen, die Saunders in den letzten Jahren herausbrachte, nur als Book-on-Demand im Selbstverlag erschienen sind. Wer mehr von Nyumbani lesen will, kann sich aber auch mal Dossouye und Imaro: The Naama War anschauen.Wie schon Band 1 bietet auch "The Quest for Cush" Fantasy der Spitzenklasse und sollte dringend einem größeren Publikum bekannt gemacht werden. Wer Sword-and-Sorcery mag, muss Imaro lesen.

  • David
    2019-05-12 11:50

    The second volume of Imaro’s adventures picks up where the first left off. If you aren’t familiar with Imaro, here’s his story thus far. It takes place in Nyumbani, a fantasy version of Africa. Imaro is from the Ilyassi, a fierce warrior tribe of the plains. But he is an outcast because his father was an unknown man from another tribe. Hounded by evil sorcerers who serve demonic entities, Imaro becomes an exile and a leader of bandits. The Quest for Cush begins in medias res, with Imaro in hot pursuit of the outlaw who has stolen his beloved Tanisha.

  • Joseph
    2019-05-11 09:46

    This is probably the best sword and sorcery novel I have read in the last decade. Granted I haven't been reading in that genre for awhile, as I did not think there were still works for me to discover that would invoke that same sense of wonder I was given when I first started reading books in this genre. Well, now I stand corrected. Charles Saunders' writing is poetic, but not overly flowery, his plotting and pacing are masterful, and his characters are interesting, varied and believable in their roles. He utilizes the conventions of the genre and turns some of them on their heads. I loved this book, and will be reading more from this author.

  • Vincent Stoessel
    2019-05-04 12:38

    I'll stand this up against any Robert E. Howard sword and sandles epic. Very exotic and cool. Looking forward to the next book

  • bluetyson
    2019-04-26 16:32

    Imaro 2 : The Quest for Cush (Imaro) by Charles Saunders (2007)

  • Jon
    2019-05-16 11:28

    Builds well on the first.

  • Edward
    2019-04-27 11:26

    Imaro ll picks up where book one leaves off, and it only adds to this stellar Sword and Soul adventure. A must read!

  • Titilayo
    2019-05-07 16:55

    not a fan. it was rather crude and not all that engaging. felt like i was reading bootleg chaka zulu devoid of anything enjoyable.