Jandar Of Callisto has ratings and 18 reviews. Derek said: Carter replicates A Princess of Mars (of course) with a plot arc traversing multiple books. Jandar of Callisto [Lin Carter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jandar of Callisto -pocket book. And Jandar of Callisto is pretty shameless. Published in , this novel tells the story of Jonathan Dark, who, while exploring the ruined city of.

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Renegade of Callisto Nothing much happens here, what with all the great big villains being put paid to and everyone officially married happily ever after. Renegade of Callisto was somewhat of a recovery, and there are indications that Carter was laying groundwork for a new series of Callisto books. There is even the obligatory gladiator-style scene, though I enjoyed the images in this one even more than one I remember from the John Carter series The Chessmen of Mars as memory serves me.

Five or six years ago I started collecting the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. John Dark’s first act on his new world is almost being eaten by a predatory Yathib. Next thing you know, he ingratiates himself by saving the life of the Legion Commander’s son.

His writing may be fun, but put next to these masters, it suffers considerably while simultaneously showing the reader he is wasting his time reading Carter when there is a plethora of good stuff out there.

For additional information, see callixto Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. He has his hands full simultaneously surviving as a gladiator, hiding his calliso as the Sky Pirates’ arch enemy, and stirring up a revolt among his fellow slaves.

His chronic smoking caught up with him in the form of mouth cancer, and he died in You know before you start reading that either the Princess or both Jandar and the Princess will be captives more than once and you know before you start that the earthman protagonist is going to have some kind of physical advantage due to having been transplanted to jandaf of different gravity and atmosphere.


Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window calliato tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. Exploring the ruins at night, he discovers a well-like structure at the center that teleports him to Callistoone of the moons of Jupiter — or Thanator, as the moon is known to its inhabitants.

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Lin Carter does it again. Together they fight a Vastodon. Nov 22, Frank rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a really bad idea jandsr also unconvincing, it breaks the illusion. He pioneered a line of books that renewed or revived many of the classic fantasy writers, including Tolkien. It’s hardly deep, but it is fun. Locke Haman rated it it was amazing Jan 08, But it didn’t have any deeper identity or significance. He meets Jandar who fills in a lot of backstory and explains the danger the Mind Wizards pose to Earth Over and over again, he comes across as a bit of an egotist, calling himself the greatest swordsman on two worlds.

Dec 03, Derek rated it it was ok Shelves: Select a valid country. Essentially an identical setting, though of course some differences and the later rip off was better.

Jandar of Callisto (Callisto, book 1) by Lin Carter

He does okay for a jjandar, but being John Dark, soon screws it up. Want to Read Currently Jandqr Read. I found myself wanting to like Callisto more than I did. He wrote several nonfiction books on fantasy writers or topics, including Tolkien.

Add to watch list Remove from watch list. If you like Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars series then this is right up your alley. Koja resumes command of his troop, disposing of a poser, and life is pretty good. It was later gathered together with Black Legion of Callisto into the omnibus collection Callisto: A Zanadarian prisoner brought along to help operate the craft treacherously scuttles the scheme by throwing Jandar overboard and sabotaging the airship.


View all 5 comments. Reading callisto of these has given me a great appreciation for Carter’s mission to keep classic fantasy in print.

Callisto series

As a person, he seems to have come across as a touch eccentric. Views Read Edit View history. The Zanadarians are ” Sky Pirates “—raiders who use the aerial technology they alone possess to abstract the possessions of others, in this instance Jandar and Darloona from the Yathoon. The story diverges into discussions of the way the sky glows to simulate daylight, or the mechanism of the preposterous flying pirate ships, when a simple handwave would do.

Jandar of Callisto Cover of the first edition. Lankar of Callisto Is actually Lin Carter.

Let’s set comparison aside for just a second though. But, he’s finally got Darloona to himself, and all the handar likely suitors are dead, so she decides to go with it. He compounds this by getting them both captured, leaving her with the jadnar he lured her into slavery He wrote a couple books in the style of Leigh Brackett’s Mars stories.

Rescue proves a mixed blessing, as he is also enslaved. Carter’s biggest inspiration was Edgar Rice Burroughs. He was a copywriter for some years before writing full-time.

If you are a John Carter of mars fan these are a good read. And perhaps I would’ve enjoyed it more if my expectations had been a little lower. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover.

On the positive side, this is actually one of the best, or better of the Callisto books, with enough novelty and action, and genuine sexiness to keep things fresh all the way.