"The Chessmen of Mars" is the fifth of eleven books in the Martian
series by renowned Science Fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Some would say that Burroughs was at the top of his writing career
when writing this thrilling classic. It was written in 1921.
Carried away in a deluge, Tara (daughter of John Carter) becomes
lost on the red planet with only a dagger to protect herself. She
then becomes the prisoner of the evil Kaldanes whose cannibalistic
tendencies are unleashed against her. Everyone's fate is at stake
with a deadly game of Martian chess. George Lucas said that
one-third of his inspiration for the Star Wars movies came from
this series of books. This book was originally publishes in the
newspaper "Argosy All Story Weekly" and the next year in hardback
edition. The book is said to be the most thought provoking and
imaginative books in the entire Burroughs series. Please Note: This
book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can
sometimes be difficult to decipher. This eBook has bookmarks at
chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year.
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