The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Gods of Mars

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Release Date: 1913-01-01
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 215 Ratings


Soldier and adventurer John Carter tells the story of how he returns to the planet Mars to be reunited with his love, the Martian princess Dejah Thoris. With his great friend Tars Tarkas, mighty Jeddak of Thark, Carter sets out in search of his princess. But Dejah Thoris has vanished. And Carter becomes trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars, from which none has ever escaped alive.


  • The Gods of Mars

    By Rev. Jynxx
    Bearing in mind the era, the fact they were Pulp Fiction installments and meant to entice to the next installment; I find these Great. Some datedness with the early concepts of sci-fi but for their period excellent works that for people of the era could really be riveted wondering what happens next. Only occasional overkill with the amounts of time he is imprisoned that would’ve driven most utterly mad, but he was attroubting the ideals of the men of the period on his character. Throughly enjoyable unless you try to hold it to modern standards, which quite honestly have slipped.a mite anyway. I’m only sorry I caught onto these later in life, and while I’ll try and watch the movie later I dobut it will have translated well by modern PC standards.
  • ERG rules

    By Mudbone56
    Read this 40 years ago and it's as good today as it was then
  • Sweet

    By HCSQK
    I am loving this series! If you can get past the elaborate wording you will find an action packed adventure around one of the sweetest love stories ever! However, it's not a typical story where the hero saving the day is inevitable, much of the plot reads more like a tragedy, making it that much better.
  • Excellent, but...

    By Boby_Wan
    This second book is as good as the first one, but... A cliffhanger? Really? :)