The 7th book in the John Carter of Mars series, this book follows the same pattern as most in the series. That fact bothered me for the first few chapters…until I realized that it is exactly the familiar, simple plot of adventure, romance, and sci-fi fantasy that keeps me coming back for more.
A Fighting Man of Mars only mentions John Carter on the periphery of the story and instead centers around Hadron of Hastor, a young knight in Helium’s army (I realize I have lost most of you already). He falls in love…his love is kidnapped by an evil king…he goes to rescue her and all manner of intrigue, swashbuckling, romance, and sci-fi excitement ensue.
If you know and like the John Carter series, you will like this solid entry in the canon.