WTF Weekend: Joreck And The Swamp Phantoms Of Ikk by Kevin Strange (@hackmovies)

Joreck the barbarian and his weird motley crew of alien warriors must trek through the haunted swamps of dreaded Ikk to find their blood brother Orilious who has mysteriously gone missing.

But what if Orilious doesn’t want to be found?

Lovers of adult-oriented sword and sorcery are going to LOVE this series and this book in particular. That's why Kevin Strange picked SWAMP PHANTOMS OF IKK as the lead story to promote the brand new upcoming collection of Joreck Stories, THE STRANGE SAGA OF JORECK THE BARBARIAN. It's THAT GOOD!


A weird barbarian novella of adult-oriented sword and sorcery, Joreck And The Swamp Phantoms Of Ikk is exactly what you might expect . . . and, I daresay, even more so what you might be hoping for. Kevin Strange wrangles sword and sorcery, bizarro horror, and erotic fantasy into a short tale that will leave you hungry for more.

In a story that owes as much to Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock, and Piers Anthony as it does to the obvious inspirate of Robert E. Howard, Joreck's tale has it all. There's bizarre erotica, ribald humor, over-the-top action, betrayal, murder, monsters, and even a few surprises. Joreck, Orilious, and Treena are all solid characters, more than just your typical archetypes, and it's them that will leave you craving more adventures.

The storytelling is strong, with crisp dialogue, some fantastic descriptions, and an almost unrelenting narrative pace. Strange doesn't necessarily give us a lot of backstory, but he does provide enough context for us to care about the characters and feel for their quest. The swamp is almost a character in itself, and from the moment the heroes awake to the mysterious pit full of bones in the middle of their camp, we're intrigued as to what's really going on.

The battle in the tavern at the center of the swamp is great fun, and the consequences of victory are even more entertaining. It's the long slog home, however, where the heart of the story lies, and without giving too much away, giant horny frogs with prehensile tongues are both more terrifying and more arousing than you might expect

Fortunately, Joreck And The Swamp Phantoms Of Ikk is just 1 of the 4 stories that will be collected in the upcoming THE STRANGE SAGA OF JORECK THE BARBARIAN collection, so enjoy your first taste, and know there's more to come!

Kindle Edition, 28 pages
Published July 30th 2018 by Kevin The Strange Fiction

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