Thuvia, Maid of Mars/The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom, #4-5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  179 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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Thuvia, Maid of Mars/The Chessmen of Mars, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Thuvia, Maid of Mars/The Chessmen of Mars

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 332)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Guy Gonzalez
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...more
Elijah Kinch Spector
Jul 11, 2010 Elijah Kinch Spector marked it as to-read
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Found it for $4.50, had to do it. Frazetta and Barsoom go together wonderfully... every character in the books is naked, and who likes drawing naked bodies more than Frazetta?
Lindsay Stares
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...more
Chris
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
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
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
Mar 02, 2010 Rob Hilton marked it as to-read
Thuvia, Maid of Mars & the Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1972)
John
Burroughs, Mars, John Carter - what else needs to be said - great stuff
Eric
The Chessman of Mars is a better story then Thuvia, Maid of Mars.
Jack Teague
Barsoom,ERB,John Carter
Scott Graham
Scott Graham marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2014
Freyja
Freyja added it
Jul 25, 2014
Rae
Rae marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2014
John Mckay
John Mckay marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2014
Maura
Maura marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2014
J.P. Behrens
J.P. Behrens marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2014
Jane Bretz
Jane Bretz marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
10885
Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
More about Edgar Rice Burroughs...
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1) Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1) The Gods of Mars (Barsoom, #2) The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #3) The Land That Time Forgot (Caspak, #1-3)

Share This Book