The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars

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Perhaps the most imaginative of the volumes in the <I>Barsoom</I> series, <I>The Chessman of Mars</I> was first published in 1922.<P>When Tara, daughter of John Carter and Dejah Thoris, is introduced to Gahan, Jed of Gathol, she is not overly impressed by the dandy. However, Gahan falls instantly in love and is the first to leap to the rescue when Tara turns up missing after being swept away in her flier during a ferocious storm.<P>Tara is captured by the kaldane, a species which has evolved into purely intellectual beings who have no use for emotion or for Tara's race, save as food. Although Gahan is able to rescue her from the horrors of the kaldane, they are soon captured and forced to play for their lives against the Chessmen of Mars. Can they possibly win their freedom when the odds are stacked against them?<P>The <I>Barsoom</I> series is the favorite of many fans of Burroughs's works, and it's not hard to see why. Each volume in the series is filled with classic high adventure: swordfights, rescues, escapes and of course, true love!show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • English
  • 0740899791
  • 9780740899799

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