Thuvia Maid of Mars

Just in time for the release of the DVD for the John Carter of Mars movie, I have finished the fourth book in the series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, “Thuvia, Maid of Mars.”

This installment departs from the earlier books. The first three were told from the first person perspective of John Carter himself. This book follows the son of John Carter and Dejah Thoris, Carthoris, in his quest to win the hand of his love, Thuvia, Princess of Ptarth. This very short book further departs by being told from the third person perspective. Like the previous books, this 120 page novella is packed with a lot of action.

I enjoyed this continuing excursion into a world that is a mix of medieval Earth and a world of high tech flying machines and outlandish creatures. I recommend this series and any other written by Burroughs.

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