Identify this book...
January 17, 2013 11:45 AM Subscribe
Some stray thought reminded me of a book that I enjoyed in the early eighties (I think). It was a post-apocalypse sci-fi where people wandered around fighting each other 1-on-1 in rings. Very honor-bound with strict rules. ...
The rings were literal circles, not arena's, and I think they'd have a few buildings where people would stay. There were a limited number of weapons allowed in the circle, I'm pretty sure a club/s was one and rope, probably a sword.
There was a mountain where the dishonored went to die, or at least the hero did, but it turned out there was a bunch of scientist hiding in the mountain and they took him in and turned him into a superman who went back out to unite the tribes or something like that. I think ultimately he lead them back to take over the scientist's mountain as well.
Google isn't helping as my search terms are too vague so any clues would be appreciated.