— Barsoom —
A tale of adventure and romance forty-three million miles from Earth.
John Carter goes to sleep in a mysterious cave in the Arizona desert and wakes to find himself on the planet Mars. He meets with a succession of weird and astonishing adventures, told in that fascination and realistic way that belongs to Burroughs alone.
Think for a moment of this young man battling for a very beautiful woman, with creatures fifteen feet high, and of fearsome aspect with two extra limbs, which will function either as legs or arms, mounted on horses like dragons, and attended by watch-dogs like enormous frogs with ten legs, and you can get some idea of the thrills in the yarn.
Only the man who created Tarzan, the ape-man, could write so bold a story.
Originally published in 1917.
Ten years after his adventures on Mars, as told in A Princess of Mars, John Carter returns to the red planet and finds himself a prisoner in the Valley Dor, from which no mortal has ever returned.
Swords and sorcery, friendship and betrayal and the Black Pirates of Barsoom are just some of the obstacles he must face and overcome to be reunited with his beloved Dejah Thoris.
Only the evil Goddess of Life Eternal, Issus, will have her revenge at all cost.
Originally published in 1918.