Warlord of Mars
Before many of the current genres were cemented, Edgar Rice Burroughs began putting out a seemingly endless blur of sci-fi/fantasy/pulp fiction books, starting with A Princess of Mars. The third installment in his Martian - or Barsoom - series is The Warlord of Mars, featuring John Carter: ex-Civil War vet who's full of heroic, non-PC, early 20th century manliness. Carter's beloved Dejah is imprisoned in the Temple of the Sun, and he's had to wait an entire Barsoomian year for the entrance to her prison to be exposed.
John Carter and Hekkador Matai Shang set out to rescue Holy Thern's daughter who is imprisoned with Dejah Thoris and Thuvia. John Carter is beset on all sides as he attempts to free the three hotties and to reunite with his wife. Follow the adventure as Carter chases his foes into the uncharted north pole region where he'll discover new and fantastic alien races. There's action and adventure on every page, as John Carter is faced with new opponents to battle relentlessly. Burroughs uses language from a century ago, but don't let it slow you down - it's charming and fun after a chapter or two. This series is bound to captivate all audiences, as Burroughs dishes out heaps of good clean action - but it's a perfect entree into sci-fi for younger boys. They'll want to read the whole collection before the film John Carter of Mars comes out in 2012.
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February 28, 2013
Just as with the first two books in the series, Burroughs weaves a great tale that keeps the reader interested and curious about how things will unfold.
February 14, 2013
Great story with continuous action all the way through
November 10, 2012
Great early Burroughs...
August 08, 2012
A great ending of the trilogy.
July 28, 2012
Such a great story, with twists and turns. A great read to escape with.
May 16, 2012
Good read for non space sci fi
April 10, 2012
Favorite of series so far!
James S. Logan
February 27, 2012
Third book in the Mars/Barsoom series - fun read and John Carter becomes Warlord of Mars.
February 26, 2012
Really well done again and again I could read this series.