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  1. says:

    Depending on my mood, this is either my favorite or second favorite of the Barsoom books As with my other favorite, A Fighting Man of Mars , the hero of the story isn t that veritable demigod Virginian, John Carter, but a native Martian in this case Gahan the Jed or King of Gathol a small but very prosperous city state The story concerns Gahan s attempts to woo the young daughter of John Carter, Tara, who rebuffs Gahan because he does not seem to her to be modest, rugged, and martial en Depending on my mood, this is either my favorite or second favorite of the Barsoom books As with my other favorite, A Fighting Man of Mars , the hero of the story isn t that veritable demigod Virginian, John Carter, but a native Martian in this case Gahan the Jed or King of Gathol a small but very prosperous city state The story concerns Gahan s attempts to woo the young daughter of John Carter, Tara, who rebuffs Gahan because he does not seem to her to be modest, rugged, and martial enough in his bearing Naturally, Gahan very quickly finds opportunity to prove his manly virtues, when Tara finds herself in mortal danger and far from any other aid The long series of adventures that ensue reveal hidden kingdoms, lost races, and ultimately culminate in a stunning game of living chess This is Barsoom at i...


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    The Chessmen of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs 5th John Carter novel out of 11, first appeared in serial form in the magazine Argosy All Story Weekly from February to April 1922 It is easily the best of the Carter lot to this point the most detailed, the most imaginative, and the best written Carter himself only appears at the beginning and end of the tale Instead, our action heroes are his daughter, Tara, who gets lost in a rare Barsoomian storm while joyriding in her flier...


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    With the fifth book in the Barsoom series, much like Burroughs ability to recycle his stories, I thought I could just repost my review of book four Thuvia, Maid of Mars as it pretty much still applies to this novel too Burroughs again recycles his damsel in distress of course she s gorgeous , his introduction of two new species of Barsoomians surprisingly close to Helium to have gone unnoticed , the courageous rescue by a spurned suitor It could, again, so easily be the same novel with With the fifth book in the Barsoom series, much like Burroughs ability to recycle his stories, I thought I could just repost my review of book four Thuvia, Maid of Mars as it pretty much still applies to this novel too Burroughs again recycles his damsel in distress of course she s gorgeous , his introduction of two new species of Barsoomians surprisingly close to Helium to have gone unnoticed , the courageous re...


  4. says:

    I give up Burrough s Barsoom series has devolved into a Captain Bill s Whiz Bang stories of the simple sensationalism, appropriate at best for adolescent boys.Even though I have severaleditions in my Nook, I doubt if I ll read them soon.A waste of time and electrons at least the trees were spared.


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    My Grandfather owned a copy of this book he offered it to me to read when I was home sick with measles over 50 years ago It was my introduction to that mystifying magical world of Science Fiction Thus began my lifelong love of all things other worlds written, fi...


  6. says:

    Sadly a huge pain in the arse compared to the earlier books Tara of Helium is just a whining bunt and the throwing out of random names and places gets old really quick Just not an interesting enough plot to carry through the flaws


  7. says:

    A pretty darn good one in the Mars series I felt Thuvia, Maid of Mars was a little lacking, but this one makes up for that This one, again, does not focus on John Carter, but rather his daughter Tara, which he suddenly has She gets captured by the Kaldanes, which are spider like creatures and can attach themselves to these headless human bodies, called rykors, and control them for their own use She also gets captured by the Manatorians,...


  8. says:

    On our trip to Mars this time, we findlost and forgotten cities, one of which is inhabited by some of the most disturbing creatures ever to be described on paper Along with great Burroughs style adventure, and classic characters Well played Mr Burroughs, well played.


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    The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the fifth book in the Barsoom series After Thuvia, Maid of Mars was something of a disappointment, this installment may be the best of the series As with the prior book, this one focuses on different characters than any of the earlier books in the series, this time the focus is John Carter s daughter Tara, and Gahan, the Jed of Gathol The story was originally published as a serial in Argosy All Story Weekly in the February 18th, 25th, Marc The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the fifth book in the Barsoom series After Thuvia, Maid of Mars was something of a disappointment, this installment may be the best of the series As with the prior book, this one focuses on different characters than any of the earlier books in the series, this time the focus is John Carter s daughter Tara, and Gahan, the Jed of Gathol The story was originally published as a serial in Argosy All Story Weekly in the February 18th, 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th editions in 1922 before being published in book for in November of the same year.It is true that there are some issues with it For one thing, the Prelude initially seems unnecessary and doesn t quite fit with the book The premise is that John Carter returns to Earth briefly ...


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    To categorize this narrative as science fiction as it is often referred to as would, in my opinion, be erroneous as no science is involved Afitting genre would be fantasy or maybe to beunambiguous, action fantasy Tara, the daughter of John Carter the Virginian visitor to Mars that has graced many of Burroughs stories with his action packed presence, goes out on a joy ride in her flying machine and is caught in a terrible storm This storm blows her craft to unknown parts of the To categorize this narrative as science fiction as it is often referred to as would, in my opinion, be erroneous as no science is involved Afitting genre would be fantasy or maybe to beunambiguous, action fantasy Tara, the daughter of John Carter the Virginian visitor to Mars that has graced many of Burroughs stories with his action packed presence, goes out on a joy ride in her flying machine and is caught in a terrible storm This storm blows her craft to unknown parts of the red planet where foreign and antagonistic peoples reside When her absence is discovered fleets of ships are sent to find and rescue her One of these ships is commanded by Gahan the Jed, a spurned suitor He becomes a castaway after risking his life to save his crew in the same tempest that deprived him of his love Inevitably the two are reunited but their future is far from either safe or certain The Chessmen of Mars could easily have serves as a primary inspiration to G...


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The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom #5) Impetuous And Headstrong, Tara, Princess Of Helium And Daughter Of John Carter, Defies The Elements By Flying Into A Rare, Fierce Martian Storm Hurtled Half A Planet From Her Home She Is Threatened By Grotesque, Flesh Eating Monsters And Barbarous Warriors.