“Llana of Gathol” is a collection of four novellas written in the Martian series of Edgar Rice Burroughs which was written for Amazing Stories in Llano, the . Barsoom. Barsoom is a fictional version of the planet Mars invented by author Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. In , Burroughs . The final Barsoom volume: John Carter races to save his granddaughter Llana of Gathol from destruction; in John Carter of Mars, he must rescue his beloved.

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I glanced into one of the dungeons.

gqthol Because of them, I probably know more of the geography and topography of Mars than any other living man; for they and my other adventurous fathol upon the planet have carried me from the Lost Sea of Korus, in the Valley Dor at the frozen South to Okar, land of the black bearded Yellow Men of the frozen North, and from Kaol to Bantoom; and yet there are many parts of Barsoom that I have not visited, which will not seem so strange when there is taken into consideration the fact that although the area of Mars is like more than one fourth that of Earth its land area is gaghol eight million square miles greater.

They were waiting for me, a hundred of them, in what had probably once been a public market place in the ancient city of Horz.

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I glanced at Pan Dan Chee. Almost without direction from me be maneuvered into the correct positions to give me an advantage in this savage duel, and when at last I had achieved a sudden advantage which had almost unseated my rival, my thoat rushed gatgol a mad devil upon the thoat of the green warrior tearing at its throat with his mighty jaws while he tried to beat it to its knees with the weight of his savage assault.


It’s funny to see John Carter himself lampooning his own accomplishments. You will note that these all lie on ledges where the bodies could have lodged when they fell.

A fellow swung at me and missed. Hathol men and women who had been released from Lum Tar O’s malicious spell had gathered around us, listening. Scientists were working upon an atmosphere plant, but before it was completed and in successful operation all but a few of the inhabitants of Barsoom had died.

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It screamed for help where there was no help, and then it drew its sword. This is one of the best in that series. Pan Dan Chee helped me raise the corpse gxthol remove its harness; and we were both rather startled by the soft, pliable texture of the flesh and its normal warmth.

On two occasions we had been attacked or banths gaathol had managed to kill them before they could harm us; and we had been attacked by a band of wild calots, but fortunately we had met no human beings— of all the creatures of Barsoom the most dangerous.

He was an excellent swordsman, but what chance would he have against the master swordsman of two worlds? The awakened men and women were forcing their way from the chests in which they had been kept. I didn’t realize that Burroughs was parodying himself until after I finished.

Only the hardiest survived—the green men, the red men, and a few Orovars; then life became merely a battle for the survival of the fittest. Their eyes are small and close set and almost hidden in deep, fleshy apertures.

One of the survivors is Gor-dona Panar padwar.

Llana of Gathol (Barsoom, #10) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

If one is set for a thousand feet, as mine was upon this occasion, it will not permit the ship to come closer than a thousand feet to any object, thus eliminating even the danger of collision; and when the ship reaches its objective the compass will stop it a thousand feet above. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. He looked straight into the eyes of Llana of Gathol. That, and getting another jolt of Barsoom One thing that I noticed particularly in Kamtol was that the residences could not be raised on cylindrical columns, as is the case in most modern Martian cities, where assassination has been developed to a fine art and where assassins’ guilds flourish openly, and their members swagger through the streets like gangsters once did in Chicago.

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The next day however they are captured by Black martians and taken to the city, which is revealed to be named Kamtol. As a rule, however, non-exploding projectiles are used after dark. Cylindrical, they have a central core which glows brightly with a cold light when exposed to the air.

I looked about me.

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When I made no move to attempt to take it, they insisted; and, much to my surprise, let me eat it. Warlord of Mars board game. I cut once, and the foul head rolled to the stone floor of the pits of Horz.

There are vast areas on Mars where no human foot has ever trod, and other vast areas that for thousands of years have known only the giant green men, the wandering nomads of the ocher deserts. But these elements are relatively subtle given the broad writing and genre. This long-dead city, however, turns out to be anything but.