“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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As we descended, I looked up and saw the green warriors at the edge of the rift looking at us; and, guessing what would happen, I dragged Llana into the shelter of an overhanging ledge. The officer re-entered the citadel and was gone for perhaps fifteen minutes when the little gate before which we stood swung outward, and we were motioned in by the commander of the guard himself.

His skin was bronzed by exposure to the sun, as is mine; and that had at first deceived me. We never did find the entrance to the citadel. Edgar Rice Burroughs ‘s Barsoom. The only trouble with me is that I am too proud to run; but, like the fellow that was too proud to fight, I sometimes have to, as in this case where the safety of others was at stake.

That alone was enough to determine me—I would be no duelist, gatbol an executioner and a liberator. They travel to the land of Pankor where soldiers are frozen and kept in reserve until needed for a war.


Llanz I shall demand a little tribute from you, but you will be safe. John Carter battles with a green man, both warriors riding on the backs of leaping war thoats.

The result was the same.

From a balcony fifty feet above the gate a sentry looked down upon us. I would simply jump to the top of the wall, take a quick survey of the lay of the land beyond, and then drop down, long-sword in hand, and take my place at the side of the red man. It was assumed that they became lost, and starved to llaan. That night John Carter has to entertain the guests at a banquet by fighting the dator Zithad from the Valley Dor for first llanaa.

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And you have killed him. The entire city is covered in vines which grow from trees in many central courtyards. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I broke out into violent perspiration.

It’s funny to see John Carter himself lampooning his own accomplishments.

The sentry appeared bewildered. If ERB was consciously parodying himself, that would explain it. For the first time in my life I want to leave Horz, but I may not.

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I cut once, and the foul head rolled to the stone floor of the pits of Horz. I have completely given up on reading Burrough’s Mars books in order, and that really isn’t much of a problem. Every year these eggs are carefully examined by a counsel of twenty chieftains, and all but about one hundred of the most perfect are destroyed out of each yearly supply. It must have been lost with all hands. A moment after we had gained our feet, Llana exclaimed, “Look!


We certainly barely missed a lot of trouble up there, and it may still be hanging around. A long time ago, perhaps ages, some venturesome men entered the pits to investigate them. I sought to shake the lethargy from me. We lifted our sandaled feet high and placed them gently on the stone flooring.

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

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. When we lay down to rest on the sixth night, Llana had the first watch; and as I had the second, I prepared to sleep at once. Llan had taken but a few steps toward the head of a rock hewn ramp that ran downward into Stygian darkness, when Lan Sohn Wen cried, “Wait!

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. From the lost city of Horz, to a tribe that has created a pill to make themselves invisible, John Carter fights his way back to Helium with Llana in tow, meeting steadfast companions along the way.