I'm trying to find a book I read in the late eighties but I can't remember the name of it at all.

The plot centered around a man coming to a fighting tournament. He wears a sort of gray/silver jumpsuit. The main antagonist is wearing gold armor but is very fragile and weedy inside the huge armor (blue/gray skin tone). The front cover depicted both of these men along with a group of people watching who were the rulers of the planet. It turns out that these are in the grip of a tentacled being who is controlling them with a tentacle in each member's mind. I think he had a companion who had wings (could have been an angel or the name of the lady was angel).

Can anyone suggest what this book could be?


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Sounds like Day of the Starwind, one of the Keill Randor Last Legionary series by Douglas Hill. The companions name was Glr, a telepathic avian. The book you are referring to is probably Planet of the Warlord, this cover match your description.

Planet of the Warlord

  • Read these books when I was a kid and loved them, wonder if I get them on Kindle now? Commented Jan 4, 2012 at 12:17
  • I added the book cover and the Title of the book he was referring to. I found the cover here
    – DavRob60
    Commented Jan 4, 2012 at 14:24
  • Good grief that was fast! That does look a lot like it I think they may have changed the cover slightly or my memory is failing (the latter more than likely ;) ) Thank you! Commented Jan 4, 2012 at 16:18
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    @WesWakeman You should mark this as the answer if it was :) Commented Jan 5, 2012 at 9:55
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    @Wikis If only it was that simple... :-) Commented Jan 5, 2012 at 11:35

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