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After the horrendous battle at the end of the previous book, which ended with the destruction of the religion of Issus, John Carter's wife and two other women were locked in a slowly rotating prison attached to the Temple of the Sun, each of whose hundreds of cells are only open to the outside world once every year. In the meantime, Carter's friend Xodar has become the new Jeddak (chief or king) of the black Martian First Born, and those white Martian therns who reject the old religion likewise gain a new unnamed leader, but there are still some who wish to keep the old discredited religion going, including the therns' erstwhite leader, the Holy Hekkador Matai Shang. John Carter discovers that a First Born named Thurid knows the secret of the Temple of the Sun and he and Matai Shang want to rescue the Holy Thern's daughter Phaidor, who has been imprisoned with Dejah Thoris and another Barsoomian princess, Thuvia of Ptarth, in the Temple jail for several hundred days. Unfortunately, Thurid, to spite Carter, gets Matai Shang to also take Dejah Thoris and Thuvia along with them. Carter follows them in the hope of liberating his beloved wife.
My goodness, the chapter 16 reader is horrid! I love the books, but she was hard to listen too...
Another great SiFi book by ERB. Long John Carter of Barsoom and Princess Dejah Thoris. I read this series many many years ago and just happened upon them a few months ago. Thanks Loyal Books for hosting them and many other audio books.
I don't binge read these, but I love listening to them as I go to sleep. I am so glad I found this website, I don't have to pirate audio books anymore!
This series has been one of my favourites for many years. Well worth the time to listen to!
I was sad when the last chapter was read by someone else after listening to him for 3 full books. This book is good and continues in the same fighting sense as the others. Good ending. Now onto book 4.
I had to continue in the series to find out what happens. I can't say I was disappointed and glad to finally get to the ending that didn't leave me dying to know what came next. If you loved the first two books in the series this one is a must. You won't be sorry.
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