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Warlord of Mars (version 3)

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After the horrendous battle at the end of the previous book, which ended with the destruction of the religion of Issus, John Carter's wife and two other women were locked in a slowly rotating prison attached to the Temple of the Sun, each of whose hundreds of cells are only open to the outside world once every year. In the meantime, Carter's friend Xodar has become the new Jeddak (chief or king) of the black Martian First Born, and those white Martian therns who reject the old religion likewise gain a new unnamed leader, but there are still some who wish to keep the old discredited religion going, including the therns' erstwhite leader, the Holy Hekkador Matai Shang. John Carter discovers that a First Born named Thurid knows the secret of the Temple of the Sun and he and Matai Shang want to rescue the Holy Thern's daughter Phaidor, who has been imprisoned with Dejah Thoris and another Barsoomian princess, Thuvia of Ptarth, in the Temple jail for several hundred days. Unfortunately, Thurid, to spite Carter, gets Matai Shang to also take Dejah Thoris and Thuvia along with them. Carter follows them in the hope of liberating his beloved wife.

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Warlord of Mars


Edgar Rice Burroughs


On the River Iss Under the Mountains The Temple of the Sun The Secret Tower On the Kaolian Road A Hero in Kaol New Allies Through the Carrion Caves With the Yellow Men In Durance The Pity of Plenty "Follow the Rope!" The Magnet Switch The Tide of Battle Rewards The New Ruler


In the shadows of the forest that flanks the crimson plain by the side of the Lost Sea of Korus in the Valley Dor, beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, speeding their meteoric way close above the bosom of the dying planet, I crept stealthily along the trail of a shadowy form that hugged the darker places with a persistency that proclaimed the sinister nature of its errand.

For six long Martian months I had haunted the vicinity of the hateful Temple of the Sun, within whose slow revolving shaft, far beneath the surface of Mars, my princess lay entombed but whether alive or dead I knew not. Had Phaidor's slim blade found that beloved heart? Time only would reveal the truth... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 19, 2016
Subject: Brilliant
This series has been one of my favourites for many years. Well worth the time to listen to!
Reviewer: - November 23, 2015
Subject: Review warlord of mars
I was sad when the last chapter was read by someone else after listening to him for 3 full books. This book is good and continues in the same fighting sense as the others. Good ending. Now onto book 4.
Reviewer: - November 7, 2013
Subject: Great
I had to continue in the series to find out what happens. I can't say I was disappointed and glad to finally get to the ending that didn't leave me dying to know what came next. If you loved the first two books in the series this one is a must. You won't be sorry.
Reviewer: - May 3, 2013
Same reader as the previous book? What's really odd is that the last chapter is read by someone completely different. I guess it says that in the description. Also, you get what you pay for. LOL

Lost interest. Unless someone tells me these books get better, I'll probably skip the rest.

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