After his death-defying feats in Princess of Mars, John Carter was forced to return to Earth--but 10 years later, he's finally sent back to the Red Planet. Carter dreams of reuniting with his beautiful wife Dejah Thoris, but first he must join his Martian ally Tars Tarkas to battle a wide array of enemies--including the deadly Pirates of Barsoom on their speeding aerial craft. Amidst all the thrilling swordplay and intrigue, Carter learns more about the ancient theological, racial, and political divisions that have kept Mars in strife for centuries.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was one of the 20th century's most popular and prolific writers of science fiction and fantasy adventure tales, publishing nearly 70 novels and numerous short stories during his career. Best known for his Tarzan series, Burroughs also wrote eleven novels in the John Carter of Mars series.