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Thuvia, Maid of Mars/The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom #4-5)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  225 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Tho, Thuvia, the woman he loves has pledged herself to another, Carthoris, son of John Carter & Dejah Thoris, mounts his sky sled & is off to the rescue when she's kidnapped by a jealous rival. When he finds her, in Barsoom's unknown wilds, he's forced to fight phantom bowmen, green men, white apes & a decadent king to save Thuvia from a fate worse than death. ...more
Hardcover, book club, 341 pages
Published 1972 by Nelson Doubleday, Inc. (Garden City, NY) (first published 1920)
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Guy Gonzalez
Jul 19, 2012 Guy Gonzalez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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More pulpy fun from Burroughs, this time featuring John Carter's son and daughter. Both stories follow the multiple cliffhangers / damsel in distress / Sword and Planet genre formula of his original Carter tales, but while Thuvia, Maid of Mars feels a bit like another John Carter tale (featuring his half-Martian son, Carthoris), The Chessmen of Mars is by far the superior of the two, and arguably the best of the five I've read so far.

In Chessmen, the damsel in distress (Carter's half-Martian dau
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Tony Santo
Oct 07, 2015 Tony Santo rated it liked it
One of the weakest in the series of ERB's "A Princess of Mars" chronicles, this book is written with less intensity and sophistication than Burroughs' other entries in the series. Mind you, that doesn't make it a bad book. A weak ERB novel is still pretty damn good; it just doesn't reach the bench mark I've come to expect from the his other Mars tales.

Thuvia, introduced in a previous book, gets all the attention in an all too familiar plot, as she falls victim to a kidnapping that threatens to
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Lindsay Stares
Jul 28, 2013 Lindsay Stares rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-on-kindle
Premise: Books 4 and 5 of the Barsoom Series, following Warlord of Mars. John Carter has built an alliance over much of Mars, but there are still plenty of dangers to challenge the younger generation. These are the further adventures of the children of John Carter and Dejah Thoris.

Yes, these books are dated and silly and really repetitive, but I love them anyway.

I enjoyed Thuvia, Maid of Mars, which follows Cathoris (John Carter’s son) and Thuvia of Ptarth. Others try to keep them apart, and Th
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Chris
Jun 09, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed these 2 tales of heroics on the planet Mars. I was worried that shifting the focus away from John Carter would diminish the excitement, but Burroughs had a talent for telling essentially the same story over and over, yet making it feel like a new adventure every time. I am still in awe by the forward thinking he put into these space age tales as he wrote them in the early 1900s. I tracked down the remaining six(!) novels of Barsoom and can't wait to revisit the dying world o ...more
Aries
Sep 18, 2012 Aries rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantascienza
Nel secondo volume del ciclo di Marte tornano John Carter e la sua sposa, assieme a nuovi personaggi (figli inclusi).La protagonista assoluta è però l'avventura, oltre alla geniale fantasia di Burroughs.Nel secondo volume del ciclo di Marte tornano John Carter e la sua sposa, assieme a nuovi personaggi (figli inclusi).La protagonista assoluta è però l'avventura, oltre alla geniale fantasia di Burroughs.
Ting
Aug 04, 2011 Ting rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A must for all sci-fi fans. Burroughs captures all the romance and adventure you would expect from a pulp writer, a really talented pulp writer. Chock full of plot twists, heroic exploits and derring-do, strange martian species, damsels in distress and incredibly brave, chivalrous, and masculine heroes. A page-turner and I loved every minute of it!
Rob Hilton
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John
Jul 20, 2013 John rated it liked it
Shelves: 1fiction, box14
Burroughs, Mars, John Carter - what else needs to be said - great stuff
Eric
May 29, 2013 Eric rated it liked it
The Chessman of Mars is a better story then Thuvia, Maid of Mars.
Jack Teague
Jun 06, 2010 Jack Teague rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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