The Gods Of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs (Hardcover)
The Gods of Mars’ is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs and it was printed in a complete book form in 1918. The main characters in this novel are John Carter and Carter’s wife Dejan Thoris. After the long deportation on Earth, John Carter returned to his beloved Mars. But Dejan Thoris, the woman he loved, had disappeared. Now he was confined in the famous Eden of Mars. This book also holds most probably the first-ever epic air battle between flying battleships. The Black Men of Mars are aggressive democrats who eat the white men and kidnap white women to turn into slaves. They worship an old bat who calls herself the Goddess Issus. John Carter narrates the Black Men as having characteristics that are handsome in the extreme and says their bodies are spiritual. John Carter makes two new friends, Thusia the Red Maid, who likes him so much she wants to be his slaves and Xodar the Black Pirate who is pure awesomeness and the best character. Most of the first three quarters of this book are one exhausting battle scene after another or the capture of the protoganìst and his friends and their escaping. They battle, they are captured, and escape several times. In the last quarter they do escape and their captivity again. The ending is another big battle.