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    Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Barsoom series: #4

    Country: United States

    Language: English

    Genre: Science Fantasy novel

    Published: 1920

    Origin: Project Gutenberg

    Welcoming a new protagonist to the scene, Thuvia, Maid of Mars follows the audacious feats of Carthoris, who is incidentally madly in love with the princess of Ptarth, as he gets caught up in numerous predicaments in the name of love. The installment also focuses on the beautiful Thuvia, who is betrothed to Kulan Tith, and according to Barsoomian customs, nothing can break off an engagement as it is a delicate and serious matter. So, Carthoris finds himself in quite the plight as his love appears to be both impossible and unrequited. To make matters worse, Thuvia is suddenly kidnapped, which throws the entire planet into frenzy and threatens the governing peace, as Barsoom is pushed to the brink of war. At the same time, Carthoris embarks on a quest across the planet to save his beloved from harm’s way, while endangering his own safety, as he finds himself in unexplored parts of Barsoom and encounters many obtrusions along the way. Furthermore, Carthoris must not only rescue the princess, but he must also work against the clock and return home safely before war breaks loose. Adding new intriguing elements and twists to the familiar setting of Mars, Burroughs continues to delight science fiction enthusiasts.

    The planetary romance offers a slower pace of action than its predecessors, therefore allowing Burroughs the opportunity to efficiently employ descriptive language to add more detail to life on the Red Planet. Consequently, the novel reveals interesting customs of its Martian residents, while offering insightful and vivid exterior descriptions, including the manners, customs, traffic patterns, and architectural elements. An undeniably enthralling fusion of adventure, fantasy, romance and danger, the novel offers a bit of everything to satisfy every appetite.

    Chapter Contents:

    Chapter I: Carthoris and Thuvia
    Chapter II: Slavery
    Chapter III: Treachery
    Chapter IV: A Green Man’s Captive
    Chapter V: The Fair Race
    Chapter VI: The Jeddak of Lothar
    Chapter VII: The Phantom of Bowmen
    Chapter VIII: The Hall of Doom
    Chapter IX: The Battle in the Plain
    Chapter X: Kar Komak, the Bowman
    Chapter XI: Green Men and White Apes
    Chapter XII: To Save Dusar
    Chapter XIII: Turjun, the Panthan
    Chapter XIV: Kulan Tith’s Sacrafice
    A Glossary of Names and Terms Used In The Martian Books