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by Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Carter of Mars - Volume 3 - Chessmen of Mars & Mastermind of Mars. A freak storm on Mars throws Tara, Princess of Helium and beautiful daughter of John Carter, wildly off course after she embarks on an imprudent flight. Gahan, Jed of Gathol, her new admirer, takes off in pursuit and they soon find themselves in a land of bodies without heads and heads without bodies. In Chessmen of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs once again whirls the reader into an entertaining maelstrom of breakneck action. The second novel in this book, Mastermind of Mars, introduces us to Ulysses Paxton. Whisked from the battlefields of the Great War to Mars, Ulysses is pitched into a nightmare world of brain and body transference underpinned by the high adventure we expect from the John Carter of Mars books. Burroughs fans will not be disappointed by this third volume in Leonaur's ongoing series.
Download John Carter of Mars - volume 3 - Chessmen of Mars & Mastermind of Mars epub
ISBN: 1846771587
ISBN13: 978-1846771583
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Language: English
Publisher: Leonaur Ltd (January 22, 2007)
Pages: 348 pages
ePUB size: 1126 kb
FB2 size: 1357 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 238
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Leonaur Ltd. is publishing the definitive Edgar Rice Burroughs 21st century editions. These usually contain 2 books of the different ERB major series in order - thus far John Carter, Pellucidar, and Carson of Venus. In the future, possibly Tarzan!

These books are handsome and my rating is mainly based on this - the ERB fan knows best about the rest of it.

Volume 3 contains "The Chessmen of Mars" in which the author introduces a Martian chess game, complete with rules and description. This game actually had a small, dedicated group of practitioners back in the 60s or 70s and you could buy sets of Martian chess. The other one introduces another earthman who travels to Barsoom(Mars) into a different part of the planet from John Carter's.

These books cannot equal the original John Carter trilogy but are nevertheless good ERB. ERB produced more quality book in the John Carter series than in any other series he wrote. including Tarzan.

All ERB fans who can afford them should buy these magnificant Leonaur Limited editions.
I read all the Martian Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs when I was in Jr. High. Wonderful stories. I ordered this set when I was 60 years old because I wanted t relive the wonderful adventures in these books. In case you don't know, this is the same author who wrote all the Tarzan books, too. His writing is classic - he's recognized as a great American author. These Mars books will keep you so entertained!
This particular edition of the ERB Mars series is just horrible for typos - at a guess, it was OCR'd in from an earlier edition and run through a spell-checker but no proofreader ever laid human eyes on it. Hard to imagine a human proofreader would allow "This is where the bring the dead" to become "This is where they bang the dead".

So 5 stars for ERB; 3 stars for the edition.