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Llana of Gathol by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Maybe a 3.25; probably not quite a 3.5. This is one of Burroughs' late-period books, written as a series of four linked novelettes -- he did the same thing with late Tarzan, Venus and Pellucidar books. John Carter is the narrator again; he gets involved in a series of adventures mostly involving nations of red and black men who live near Mars' north pole (home of the yellow men in Warlord of Mars).

The stories themselves aren't bad; one thing I found jarring, however, was the frequent reuse of descriptive passages from previous books -- various Martian creatures' descriptions seemed taken almost word-for-word from their original appearances.

Llana of Gathol herself, John Carter's granddaughter, is an engaging character although she gets little actual screentime.
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