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Warlord of Mars, The (John Carter of Mars) [Paperback]

Edgar Rice Burroughs
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7 Oct 2011 John Carter of Mars (Book 3)
The Gods of Mars ended on a cliff-hanger, with John Carter's beloved wife, Dejah Thoris and her former slave, Thuvia, caught in the clutches of the evil queen Issus. In order to free them, Carter journeys to the frozen wastelands of northern Mars, where new dangers and horrifying creatures await to confront him. Can Carter overcome the obstacles to rescue the woman he loves... and finally become the Warlord of Mars?

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (7 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143513446X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435134461
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.1 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was one of the 20th century's most popular and prolific writers of science fiction and fantasy adventure tales, publishing nearly 70 novels and numerous short stories during his career. Best known for his Tarzan series, Burroughs also wrote eleven novels in the John Carter of Mars series.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Island Classic 18 Nov 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If I had to be stuck on a desert island with only ten books, the Barsoomian trilogy (Princess of Mars, Gods of Mars, and Warlord of Mars) would be three of them. Warlord wraps up the tale as Carter takes up the trail of the incomparable Dejah Thoris, following her captors to the hidden cities of the polar regions, culminating in a battle that settles the future of Barsoom. All the breathless adventure, daring swordplay, hairsbreadth escapes, and dry humor you could ask for. Even more in control of his material than in the other two excellent volumes, Burroughs challenges himself both to keep in the established material about Barsoom and still invent new elements. If you have not read the Barsoomian trilogy, and you love SF adventure, buy it NOW! You will re-read it with delight the rest of your life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Edgar Rice Burroughs did not intended to write a trilogy, but his 1914 pulp novel “The Warlord of Mars” completes the story begun in “A Princess of Mars” and continued in “The Gods of Mars” and finally brings John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium (i.e., no cliffhanger this time around, boys and girls). The story picks up six months after the conclusion of “The Gods of Mars,” with our hero not knowing whether she is dead or alive in the Temple of the Sun of the Holy Therns where he last saw here with the blade of Phaidor was descending towards her heart as the evil Issus, queen of the First Born, had locked his mate in a cell that would not open for another year. However, it turns out that the exiled leader of the Therns has reached the trapped women to rescue his daughter and to seek revenge on Carter for exposing his evil cult.
The focus of “The Warlord of Mars” is on Carter’s relentless pursuit of the villainous Thurid who have taken his beloved princess from the south pole of Barsoom across rivers, desert, jungles, and ice to the forbidden lands of the north in the city of Kadabra where the combined armies of the green, red and black races attack the yellow tribes of the north, thereby justifying the book’s title. It is interesting to note that Carter’s heroics in this novel have the same sort of over the top implausibility we find in contemporary Hollywood blockbusters as ERB pours on the action sequences one on top of another. Whether he is scaling towers in the dark of night or surviving in a pit for over a week without food and water, John Carter is a manly hero in the great pulp fiction tradition of which ERB was an admitted master.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second Time Round 20 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When I was 22 I was working for a spell in Rhodesia and came across one of the John Carson on Mars series, well I enjoyed it so much I went out of my way to collect the whole series and I enjoyed every one of them, but when I was moving house I must have either chucked them out by mistake or missplaced them but now I am looking forward to collecting them again and will start with the Mars Triology
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4.0 out of 5 stars John Carter Finally Catches Up 15 Jan 2009
By Dave_42
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"The Warlord of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs picks up where "The Gods of Mars" left off. This novel was published from December of 1913 to March of 1914 in "All-Story" as a serial, and then published as a novel in September of 1919. Unlike "A Princess of Mars", neither "The Gods of Mars" nor "The Warlord of Mars" can easily stand alone. The former volume ends in a cliff-hanger, and this novel relies on the reader knowing what is going on. Also, it is to the benefit of the reader to start with the first in the series to have a complete background for the entire story, though one could probably get by without it.

Unlike the first two books of the series, this one does not open with a forward in which the author presents the fantastic tale as true, but that undoubtedly is due to the fact that the story was left with a rather abrupt ending in the previous book. As with the previous installments of the series, there is plenty of action, and more than a few amazing coincidences, where John Carter just happens to be in the right spot at the right time to overhear a key piece of information, but in many ways that is what adds to the fun.

Burroughs continues to take the reader on a trek around the Red Planet. After covering the dead seas and meeting the Red and Green Martians in the first book, and then heading to the south pole in the second book to meet the White and Black Martians, it is not too big of surprise that in this book he heads to the polar north, and there we find yet another race, the Yellow Martians, and along with them a host of new enemies, and some new allies as well. There are also some new monsters to be faced in the north.

The story is basically one big chase seen, starting with John Carter following a Thurid, a black dator.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Warlord Of Mars 25 April 2013
By Mike S
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I liked the book because I was interested in the historic science fiction as written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The language though is archaic and might not suit everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 18 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As with my other reveiws of this author it is a good old fashioned read very "boys own" stuff.Written at the turn of the last century it is old fashioned ,but I enjoyd it
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2.0 out of 5 stars bad
just cant seem to get my head into this book at all. I have tried now 3 times and still cant manage it
Published 14 months ago by dragonwitch
3.0 out of 5 stars Curiosity
You need to switch off your 21st century sensibilities to read John Carter, very dated now in attitudes, sexist and racist (Martian tribes are characterised are distinguished by... Read more
Published 17 months ago by A. E. Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Outdated
Outdated by today standards. Each book in the series is very similars with the end result like a corny romance novel. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Anexus6
4.0 out of 5 stars Another engaging adventure
These books are all about adventure and in this context are timeless. The world Edgar Rice Burroughs creates in the depth of his own mind is one the reader can enter knowing that... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jimbo
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Dated
I gave up with this as it was so dated, I'd only read it if It was compulsory for an exam sadly
Published 19 months ago by Simon Kersley
5.0 out of 5 stars Where does it go now
Great series so far, where does it go now. There are many small bits to tidy up but no major villain still to kill, more will need to be identified and a new strategy or direction... Read more
Published 20 months ago by denand
3.0 out of 5 stars Space Opera/Fantasy - ages Well!
This title in the chronicles of John Carter has aged very well. The storyline is good, though predictable. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Alan W
5.0 out of 5 stars Book three is more ferocious than the first two.
Sometimes the first three books are referred to as a trilogy as the first two books have cliff hangers. Read more
Published on 2 Aug 2010 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Book three is more ferocious than the first two.
Sometimes the first three books are referred to as a trilogy as the first two books have cliff hangers. Read more
Published on 1 April 2010 by bernie
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