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Chessmen of Mars (version 3)

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In the fifth book in the Barsoom series, Tara of Helium, daughter of John Carter, becomes lost in an unknown area of Mars when her single-seat flier is caught in a rare Martian hurricane. She is first captured by the bizarre and hideous Kaldanes, then the brutal Manatorians, where she is the prize in a tournament of Martian chess, jetan, that is played by live game pieces, and to the death!

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs


PRELUDE John Carter Comes to Earth I Tara in a Tantrum II At the Gale's Mercy III The Headless Humans IV Captured V The Perfect Brain VI In the Toils of Horror VII A Repellent Sight VIII Close Work IX Adrift Over Strange Regions X Entrapped XI The Choice of Tara XII Ghek Plays Pranks XIII A Desperate Deed XIV At Ghek's Command XV The Old Man of the Pits XVI Another Change of Name XVII A Play to the Death XVIII A Task for Loyalty XIX The Menace of the Dead XX The Charge of Cowardice XXI A Risk for Love XXII At the Moment of Marriage




Shea had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the n th time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy two or the mentally defective a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 10, 2015
Subject: Review chessmen of mars
I enjoyed this book much more then the 2 before it. Sure it's science fiction but it's still fun. The narration was excellent! Standing ovation
Reviewer: - September 17, 2014
Subject: Too much mars?
Maybe I've od'd on the mars chronicles, but, I made it to the second chapter and decided I couldn't handle any more. John and Deja's daughter seems to be extremely spoiled and maybe she overcomes this problem during her adventures. Might come back and listen later, but for now... No need to listen to the repeats of Prelude and chapter one just skip one and go on...once is enough.

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