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The Port of Peril (Robert Grandon #3)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Vernia, empress of Reabon, mightiest land of all Venus, was kidnapped by the strange marauders of the sea, it presented the Earthman, Robert Grandon, with his greatest challenge. On a world replete with terrifying beasts and unearthly antagonists, Grandon had already achieved fame for his swordplay and courage, but the search for Vernia would take him against foes bey ...more
Mass Market Paperback, First Edition, 192 pages
Published 1964 by Ace Books (first published 1932)
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Roddy Williams
Dec 30, 2013 Roddy Williams rated it liked it
If one should ever be transported to ancient Mars or Venus, it should be made clear that one's wife or betrothed is highly likely to be kidnapped for various reasons on a semi-regular basis.
Grandon, whose royal Venusian mate was kidnapped in the first book of the series, finds himself about to go off on his honeymoon when his beloved Princess is kidnapped again, this time by the terrible yellow pirates who have recently been making a nuisance of themselves on the High Seas.
It is to Kline's credi
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Derek
Feb 27, 2011 Derek rated it liked it
The book is markedly improved by making it a true sequel to Planet of Peril and dispensing with the introduction of one more new Earthling travelling psychically to Venus. This allows the adventure to start almost immediately. Overall it felt more polished, and this time the digressive adventure onto Weird Monster Island was concluded promptly so that we could move to the more interesting Port of Peril of the title.

What I'm still mystified about is how the series came together with Kline's paral
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Erik Graff
Nov 28, 2009 Erik Graff rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Kline fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
I've been going through sites which feature bookcovers on the Web and am currently looking at one that appears to be pretty complete for Ace Books, all neatly arranged in accord with the publisher's listings. Doing so, I've been rather amazed at how very many of their science fiction paperbacks I read as a kid. The titles and authors' names generally mean little, but the covers are evocative of memory. Indeed, there are so many Ace books I recall reading that I suspect that the corporation held ...more
Alice
Oct 03, 2014 Alice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nonstop action all the way

Vernia of Reabon on Venus is abducted during her honeymoon with Grandon of Terra. Of course this leads to a wild chase, battles and chaos that doesn't let up until the end. Nice continuation of the Perilous series on Venus. I love the heroic swashbuckling fights with excellent villains and proper monsters. So much fun. If you love Edgar Rice Burroughs, you'll enjoy Kline.
Charles
Aug 08, 2008 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The third in Kline's Venus series. Another great Krenkel cover. Pretty good.
Phair
Mar 16, 2016 Phair rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Was very much into Edgar Rice Burroughs type books back in the early 60s. My diary lists this as 3+ stars.
Tim Deforest
Oct 17, 2013 Tim Deforest rated it liked it
Good adventure yarn. The weakest of the trilogy because Vernia, who was outsmarting villians in "Plant of Peril," is reduced to helpless Damsel in Distress this time around.
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A popular pulp era writer who served on the original Weird Tales editorial staff & appeared frequently in the magazine's early issues, Kline is perhaps best known for his novelistic feud with Edgar Rice Burroughs. He wrote "Planet of Peril" (1929) and two other novels set on the planet Venus and written in the storytelling form of the John Carter of Mars novels, prompting Burroughs to write hi ...more
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