JRF’s #12 – The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Book three in Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic eleven part John Carter of Mars series is my least favorite so far.  Not that it wasn’t good – it just felt like we were covering the same ground as books 1 and 2. The formula of … John Carter’s wife gets kidnapped … he hunts them down and destroys them…he gets imprisoned…she gets kidnapped again…he breaks out…hunts her down…got a little old.  Still awesome swash buckling (what exactly is a swash and how does it buckle?) action to be sure, but a little old.

I did appreciate that although it began with a massive cliffhanger, it did not end with one like the two previous books and wrapped up the first trilogy very nicely.

Now onto book four…



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A broken sinner saved by the gracious work of Jesus Christ. Husband to the greatest woman of all time. Seriously. Father of 4. I enjoy surfing, SCUBA, basketball, and exploring. I also like to read and write and want to get better at both.

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