Date Finished: August 5, 2016
I’ve had this one quite a while, but read some of the earlier ones in the series during a period of poor record keeping, so I wasn’t sure where to begin. It doesn’t really matter, though, as there isn’t a great deal of continuity. I read these out of the original Amazing Stories issues, so the disjointed nature of this book fit better within that structure. Here John Carter and his granddaughter Llana of Gathol are captured or face adversaries in four cities across Mars. Llana doesn’t have a large role, but apparently this is a return to featuring John Carter after a few novels centered around various family members. Some have indicated that Burroughs had slipped to self-parody at this point, but I’m not sure I see that. It is fairly standard Mars action on Burroughs part, competently told. Fun, but not amazing, despite its origin.