Book 4 of Burroughs’ 11 volume Barsoom series focuses on the adventures of Thuvia, princess of Ptarth and third most beautiful woman on Mars and Carthoris, the son of John Carter and Dejah Thoris. If that last sentence was unintelligible to you I recommend you skip this review and start with the first book in the series – A Princess of Mars.
For the three of you that are still with me, this story is what you have come to expect from one of the masters of pulp fiction. Romance, adventure, chivalry, sci-fi, treachery, and bloody sword fights. Like the other books, it is interesting to see how ideas and technologies that were all the rage at the time of writing (like communism, flight, Theosophy) worked their way into the plot. If you like this series or genre, book four will not disappoint.