The Warlord of Mars (version 3)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950)

After the horrendous battle at the end of the previous book, which ended with the destruction of the religion of Issus, John Carter's wife and two other women were locked in a slowly rotating prison attached to the Temple of the Sun, each of whose hundreds of cells are only open to the outside world once every year. In the meantime, Carter's friend Xodar has become the new Jeddak (chief or king) of the black Martian First Born, and those white Martian therns who reject the old religion likewise gain a new unnamed leader, but there are still some who wish to keep the old discredited religion going, including the therns' erstwhite leader, the Holy Hekkador Matai Shang. John Carter discovers that a First Born named Thurid knows the secret of the Temple of the Sun and he and Matai Shang want to rescue the Holy Thern's daughter Phaidor, who has been imprisoned with Dejah Thoris and another Barsoomian princess, Thuvia of Ptarth, in the Temple jail for several hundred days. Unfortunately, Thurid, to spite Carter, gets Matai Shang to also take Dejah Thoris and Thuvia along with them. Carter follows them in the hope of liberating his beloved wife. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - On the River Iss Mark Nelson
Play 02 02 - Under the Mountains Mark Nelson
Play 03 03 - The Temple of the Sun Mark Nelson
Play 04 04 - The Secret Tower Mark Nelson
Play 05 05 - On the Kaolian Road Mark Nelson
Play 06 06 - A Hero in Kaol Mark Nelson
Play 07 07 - New Allies Mark Nelson
Play 08 08 - Through the Carrion Caves Mark Nelson
Play 09 09 - With the Yellow Men Mark Nelson
Play 10 10 - In Durance Mark Nelson
Play 11 11 - The Pit of Plenty Mark Nelson
Play 12 12 - "Follow the Rope" Mark Nelson
Play 13 13 - The Magnet Switch Mark Nelson
Play 14 14 - The Tide of Battle Mark Nelson
Play 15 15 - Rewards Mark Nelson
Play 16 16 - The New Ruler Mark Nelson