10 thoughts on “Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Barsoom, #4)

  1. says:

    The 4th installment of the John Carter Barsoom series I continue to be entertained by each and every tale Burroughs tells I think this one has been my favorite so far This story branches away from John Carter and Deja Thoris to focus on Carthoris and Thuvia each played parts in the earlier stories What was great is that it was not that hard to jump right into The last two installments took much longer for me to get comfortable with.I love Burroughs imagination His creations hop off the p The 4th installment of the John Carter Barsoom series I continue to be entertained by each and every tale Burroughs tells I think this one has been my favorite so far This story branches away from John Carter and Deja Thoris to focus on Carthoris and Thuvia each played parts in the earlier stories What was great is that it was not that hard to jump right into The last two installments took much longer...


  2. says:

    Highly formulaic I begin to see a pattern in these books Carter s or now his son, Carthoris loved one is kidnapped by some cruel person He pursues, despite being outgunned, outnumbered, and hopelessly behind Via a series of improbable coincidences, our hero catches up, faces certain death as he dukes it out with the bad guy s army, and survives just to find that the villain has slipped away with his prize Repeat ad nauseum Sorry, Mario, Princess Peach is not in this castle Our hero disc Highly formulaic I begin to see a pattern in these books Carter s or now his son, Carthoris loved one is kidnapped by some cruel person He pursues, despite being outgunned, outnumbered, and hopelessly behind Via a series of improbable coincidences, our hero catches up, faces certain death as he dukes it out with the bad guy s army, and survives just to find that the villain has slipped away with his prize Repeat ad nauseum Sorry, Mario, Princess Peach is not in this castle Our hero discovers yet another new race a seemingly inexhaustible resource on Barsoom , and by luck manages to join up with the sole malcontent of the entire race Said malcontent pledges life and limb to help him More battling ensues world war is imminent Hero s heroic acts averts said war Accolades all round, and the hero gets his girl.They re all the same, so far, but I m quite determined to keep reading the series until I reach t...


  3. says:

    Burroughs is at his best when he combines the impetus of pulp adventures with the unselfconsciously far flung When he gets too tied down to an idea or progression, it tends to hinder his imagination somewhat.The alien setting of the Mars books then proves a great boon to Burroughs, since it is unfettered by much need for suspension of disbelief The series has its highs, but it also has lows, like this book.In it, he explores many of the same things he has in the previous books, casting John Ca Burroughs is at his best when he combines the impetus of pulp adventures with the uns...


  4. says:

    Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the fourth book in the Barsoom series, and it is quite a bit different than the previous books The first three books focused on John Carter, and his love of Dejah Thoris, but they are barely mentioned in this book Instead, the focus switches to focus on John Carter s son, Cathoris, prince of Helium, and the title character Thuvia, princess of Ptarth, both of which were introduced in the second book o...


  5. says:

    Eventually every good series needs to be put to bed Drawn to a close Wound up Killed In spite of that Burroughs is soldiering on with his stories from Barsoom The first three books focussed on John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris as she repeatedly got into scrapes and he repeatedly had to rescue her The fourth book completely changes everything and instead focusses on their son, Carthoris, and the woman he has fallen for the titular Thuvia of Ptarth This time it s Thuvia s opportunit Eventually every good series needs to be put to bed Drawn to a close Wound up Killed In spite of that Burroughs is soldiering on with his stories from Barsoom The first three books focussed on John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris as she repeatedly got into scrapes and he repeatedly had to rescue her The fourth book completely changes everything and instead focusses on their son, Carthoris, and the woman he has fallen for the titular Thuvia of Ptarth This time it s Thuvia s opportunity to get kidnapped and Carthoris s opportunity to run around Mars to rescue her and clear his name as the assumed kidnapper Only the names have been changed to make it seem like a brand new book.It does feel very derivative of the previous three novels Thuvia is an unobtainable beauty, promised to somebody els...


  6. says:

    Burroughs must have written this one to make a few bucks or because his contract required it Little imagination, improbable plot andthan usual coincidences both good and bad to make it work But at least it was short Normally, I want a book to be as long as possible not this time.Like father, like son Carthoris is as cl...


  7. says:

    I agree with many people that this book is formulaic as are most of Burroughs books The problem is most people look at this book as well as the rest of the John Carter series and compare it to modern fantasy which is a mistake People please remember that most of Burroughs works are from the early twentieth ...


  8. says:

    I can t put my finger on it, but this isn t my favorite Barsoom book Having said that, it s still a very strong entry in the series This is the first book written in third person, so you actually get multiple points of view It s also the first book not to feature John Carter as a protagonist he has a very brief walk on in the beginning of the book The plot is about what you d expect Steel thewed, square jawed warrior is smitten with beautiful princess, but many complications ensue to keep I can t put my finger on it, but this isn t my favorite Barsoom book Having said that, it s still a very strong entry in the series This is the first book written in third person, so you actually get multiple points of view It s also the first book not to feature John Carter as a protagonist he has a very brief walk on in the beginning of the book The plot is about what you d expect Steel thewed, square jawed warrior is smitten with beautiful princess, but many complications ensue to keep th...


  9. says:

    I was talking to my dad about Edgar Rice Burroughs the other day My dad discovered Burroughs through comic book adaptations of A Princess of Mars and Tarzan, and then he moved on to the novels He said that Burroughs is One of the best authors who gets absolutely no respect Here s what I think Edgar Rice Burroughs may not have written anything salient on, say, the American Dream or man s inhumanity to man, but dammit, I don t care I ve never felt unsatisfied after a Burroughs novel Thuvia I was talking to my dad about Edgar Rice Burroughs the other day My dad discovered Burroughs through comic book adaptations of A Princess of Mars and Tarzan, and th...


  10. says:

    After the pummeling my nerves received from John Carter s ego in Warlord of Mars, I approached this book with trepidation Fortunately, I enjoyed it a lotthan the previous installment Firstly, the focus isn t on John Carter, but on the eponymous Thuvia of Ptarth and John Carter s son, Carthoris They come across asrounded, likeable individuals The villainous Drusar, learning from the mistakes of others, try somethingsubtle than kidnapping Dejah Thoris and inviting John Carter After the pummeling my nerves received from John Carter s ego in Warlord of Mars, I approached this book with trepidation Fortunately, I enjoyed it a lotthan the previous installment Firstly, the focus isn t on John Carter, but on the eponymous Thuvia of Ptarth and John Carter s son, Carthoris They come across asrounded, likeable individuals The villainous Drusar, learning from the mistakes of others, try somethingsubtle than kidnapping Dejah Thoris and inviting John Carter to slaughter them Thuvia, destined to be married to one of her father s allies, is kidnapped and, in trying to help find her, Carthoris becomes the number one suspect for her disappearance.Of course, yet again, there s another region that nobody ever leaves the ghostly city...


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