First Published - 1912. John Carter, a Virginia Civil War officer, is transported mysteriously to Mars. There he meets and befriends Tars Tarkas, who with Carter's help rises to become Jeddak of Thark, and Carter falls in love with Dejah Thoris, ...
ris, princess of Helium. Carter and Dejah Thoris settle in Helium for almost ten years, where they have an egg (in which a son forms), but just before the five-year incubation period ends someone assassinates the keeper of the atmosphere plant and his assistant. Carter helps the Barsoomians open and restart the plant, but he passes out from lack of air and awakes to find himself again on Earth.
So having seen the John Carter movie I really wanted to go back and re-read Princess of Mars. I really loved this series when I first read them about ten years ago and couldn't remember very much that happened and decided I had to go back and readSo having seen the John Carter movie I really wanted to go back and re-read Princess of Mars. I really loved this series when I first read them about ten years ago and couldn't remember very much that happened and decided I had to go back and read them again. I really did enjoy Princess of Mars lots. Because I'd just seen the film I was spending a lot of time thinking about what was different and what was the same. In the book the war between the humanoid Martians is much less important before the end. I was surprised that Dejah Thoris actually wasn't a fighter as well as scientist and princess and I had remembered her seriously kicking butt. But still she was pretty great. I also loved Sola even more this time around. She was a much stronger character than in the film. I loved that she was the Martian who had experienced love and loss and was more of an actual person than most of the characters in the book. I loved the way that John always knows he's on Mars and never wants to go back. It was very enjoyable to read again....Continua Nascondi