Old Fantasy Novel - set in different world - I read this in 1960's or early 70's kind of like moorcock but not him

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Fantasy Novel - set in different world - the protagonist is a warrior from another land - he is rescued and helps a city defend itself from assault but this city is doomed. A second assault by demon / ant like creatures comes and they flee on a boat to an island sanctuary of a ruined civilization with a goddess (?) protector. He then goes off on a journey to find his origin in a far city, where he faces a group of 3 enemies: a general, a magician, and an creature of darkness that cannot abide light. He is told he is their fourth and from another world, arriving through gates. The magician and general kill each other, and he destroys the evil creature
 

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Fantasy Novel - set in different world - the protagonist is a warrior from another land - he is rescued and helps a city defend itself from assault but this city is doomed. A second assault by demon / ant like creatures comes and they flee on a boat to an island sanctuary of a ruined civilization with a goddess (?) protector. He then goes off on a journey to find his origin in a far city, where he faces a group of 3 enemies: a general, a magician, and an creature of darkness that cannot abide light. He is told he is their fourth and from another world, arriving through gates. The magician and general kill each other, and he destroys the evil creature

It sounds like a novel written by H Warner Munn Merlins Godson possibly ?
 

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I think he was found on a beach and rescued by a scouting party and taken back to a walled medievalist city
They are about to be invaded by a barbarian type horde which they defeat
They are then attacked by a alien type insect ( ant ) army which is magical and cannot be defeated so they flee
 

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Are there any other details that you can add? Specific names, events, descriptions, unusual words, etc.? Every little bit can help.
 

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Aside from the ant-like creatures, this story sounds vaguely like Legend, by David Gemmell.
 

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This is ringing vague bells, but the only thing coming to mind are the Skaith novels by Leigh Brackett, which don't really fit.
 

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It sounds slightly like The Traveller in Black by John Brunner, in which a man from this world ends up saving a walled fantasy kingdom. However, I don't remember any beaches and I'm not sure the quest bit really fits it.
 

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Fantasy Novel - set in different world - the protagonist is a warrior from another land - he is rescued and helps a city defend itself from assault but this city is doomed. A second assault by demon / ant like creatures comes and they flee on a boat to an island sanctuary of a ruined civilization with a goddess (?) protector. He then goes off on a journey to find his origin in a far city, where he faces a group of 3 enemies: a general, a magician, and an creature of darkness that cannot abide light. He is told he is their fourth and from another world, arriving through gates. The magician and general kill each other, and he destroys the evil creature
The ending sounds very much like "The return of Kavin" by David Mason
 

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