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Mars Has Become Divided By Love Not One, But Two Princes And A Jeddak Are Vying For The Love Of Thuvia Of Ptarth When She Is Mysteriously Kidnapped, Treachery Threatens To Throw Barsoom Into Bloody War Now Cathoris Must Follow In The Footsteps Of His Father, John Carter, And Overcome Phantom Armies, Dangerous Spies And Savage Beasts As He Attempts To Save His True Love And Reunite Mars The Fourth Martian Novel From BurroughsExcerpt Upon A Massive Bench Of Polished Ersite Beneath The Gorgeous Blooms Of A Giant Pimalia A Woman Sat Her Shapely, Sandalled Foot Tapped Impatiently Upon The Jewel Strewn Walk That Wound Beneath The Stately Sorapus Trees Across The Scarlet Sward Of The Royal Gardens Of Thuvan Dihn, Jeddak Of Ptarth, As A Dark Haired, Red Skinned Warrior Bent Low Toward Her, Whispering Heated Words Close To Her Ear Ah, Thuvia Of Ptarth, He Cried, You Are Cold Even Before The Fiery Blasts Of My Consuming Love No Harder Than Your Heart, Nor Colder Is The Hard, Cold Ersite Of This Thrice Happy Bench Which Supports Your Divine And Fadeless Form Tell Me, O Thuvia Of Ptarth, That I May Still Hope That Though You Do Not Love Me Now, Yet Some Day, Some Day, My Princess, I The Girl Sprang To Her Feet With An Exclamation Of Surprise And Displeasure Her Queenly Head Was Poised Haughtily Upon Her Smooth Red Shoulders Her Dark Eyes Looked Angrily Into Those Of The Man


10 thoughts on “Thuvia, Maid of Mars

  1. says:

    The 4th installment of the John Carter Barsoom series I continue to be entertained by each and every tale Burroughs tells I think this one has been my favorite so far This story branches away from John Carter and Deja Thoris to focus on Carthoris and Thuvia each played parts in the earlier stories What was great is that it was not that hard to jump right into The last two installments took much longer for me to get comfortable with.I love Burroughs imagination His creations hop off the page effortlessly and without feeling forced or silly Also, the plot points throughout are clearly allegories for life on Earth at the time he wrote it race, social status, wealth, bravery, ego, etc It s like each character is a parable our cautionary tale this has been a part of every book so far Very fascinating If you are a sci fi fan and want to read the classics this is it Read this series


  2. says:

    Highly formulaic I begin to see a pattern in these books Carter s or now his son, Carthoris loved one is kidnapped by some cruel person He pursues, despite being outgunned, outnumbered, and hopelessly behind Via a series of improbable coincidences, our hero catches up, faces certain death as he dukes it out with the bad guy s army, and survives just to find that the villain has slipped away with his prize Repeat ad nauseum Sorry, Mario, Princess Peach is not in this castle Our hero discovers yet another new race a seemingly inexhaustible resource on Barsoom , and by luck manages to join up with the sole malcontent of the entire race Said malcontent pledges life and limb to help him More battling ensues world war is imminent Hero s heroic acts averts said war Accolades all round, and the hero gets his girl.They re all the same, so far, but I m quite determined to keep reading the series until I reach the end, in hopes Burroughs will change it up a bit But if we discover one race perhaps this one a bold purple or blue, just for variety I think I ll throw in the towel How on earth could Barsoom be so completely unexplored by its own inhabitants that Carter and Carthoris can t hardly go for a stroll without discovering entire lost civilizations Wait, don t tell me plot contrivances P


  3. says:

    I can t put my finger on the reason for it, but this isn t my favorite Barsoom book Having said which, it s still a very strong entry in the series This is the first book written in third person, so you actually get multiple points of view It s also the first book not to feature John Carter as a protagonist he has a very brief walk on in the beginning of the book The plot is about what you d expect Steel thewed, square jawed warrior is smitten with beautiful princess, but many complications ensue to keep them apart More hideous monsters although none, I think, that we haven t seen before and lost cities This is also the first book to be written from the point of view of native Martians, and to give a glimpse of their day to day life when they re not out slaying white apes and fending off green men I d probably have gone closer to a 4.5 did GR allow partial ratings.


  4. says:

    Burroughs is at his best when he combines the impetus of pulp adventures with the unselfconsciously far flung When he gets too tied down to an idea or progression, it tends to hinder his imagination somewhat.The alien setting of the Mars books then proves a great boon to Burroughs, since it is unfettered by much need for suspension of disbelief The series has its highs, but it also has lows, like this book.In it, he explores many of the same things he has in the previous books, casting John Carter s son in his father s image, and giving him the same class of adventure He fights an endless succession of monsters and soldiers, rescuing a standoffish princess, navigating war and politics, facing a sex starved sadist, befriending a noble local warrior, and uncovering an ancient, mysterious culture.Unfortunately, the story doesn t have quite the same punch the second time through, even if there is some enjoyable variance in the details Carter had character than his son, and Burroughs once again gets in the same trouble he did in Tarzan trying to explain the main character s unusual powers.John Carter was a mighty warrior on Mars because its lower gravity gave him the ability to leap further, hit harder, and carry Why his son has the same powers, Burroughs seems less sure, suggesting that Earthlings are merely mightier, despite the fact that all the creatures on Mars are huge and massively muscled.Just as in Tarzan, his notion that blood will out is poorly contrived, even by the scientific notions of the time This book is a romp, but lacks the verve of the first book and the bizarre pseudospiritual metaphysics of the second.


  5. says:

    Eventually every good series needs to be put to bed Drawn to a close Wound up Killed In spite of that Burroughs is soldiering on with his stories from Barsoom The first three books focussed on John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris as she repeatedly got into scrapes and he repeatedly had to rescue her The fourth book completely changes everything and instead focusses on their son, Carthoris, and the woman he has fallen for the titular Thuvia of Ptarth This time it s Thuvia s opportunity to get kidnapped and Carthoris s opportunity to run around Mars to rescue her and clear his name as the assumed kidnapper Only the names have been changed to make it seem like a brand new book.It does feel very derivative of the previous three novels Thuvia is an unobtainable beauty, promised to somebody else She is kidnapped by a jealous Jeddak and taken to a new area of Mars that we ve never been to before Our hero, Carthoris, is both blamed and also the only one actually capable of finding and rescuing her The odds are as insane as ever as he goes up against two full clans of barsoomians and a whole new race Oh yes, of course there s a new race Every book has to introduce at least one new race of barsoomians to us This time an even older race who believe they are the only surviving barsoomians They have the power to create mental projections of their own kind and over time these are able to take on physical form.Eventually, of course, no matter how insurmountable the odds they will be beaten no matter how convincing the charges they will be proven false and no matter how unobtainable the damsel, she will be unable to resist the charms of the son of John Carter And no matter how contrived and repeatable the story, it does still have something of a boy s own adventure charm to it.


  6. says:

    I agree with many people that this book is formulaic as are most of Burroughs books The problem is most people look at this book as well as the rest of the John Carter series and compare it to modern fantasy which is a mistake People please remember that most of Burroughs works are from the early twentieth century this book was published in 1920 which was 93 years ago It was a different time Also these stories started out as serials in pulp magazines they were actioney and fast paced I enjoy the novelty and simplicity of these types of books from time to time They tell a very simple and direct story I enjoyed this one because it s about the son assuming his role in life and defining himself So before being too critical of Burroughs works please consider that these stories were written at a period where the scifi genre was just being developed and this book is in fact pulp fiction before making any judgements about it.


  7. says:

    Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the fourth book in the Barsoom series, and it is quite a bit different than the previous books The first three books focused on John Carter, and his love of Dejah Thoris, but they are barely mentioned in this book Instead, the focus switches to focus on John Carter s son, Cathoris, prince of Helium, and the title character Thuvia, princess of Ptarth, both of which were introduced in the second book of the series The Gods of Mars , but were fairly minor characters in both that and the third book of the series This book was originally published in three parts in All Story Weekly on April 8, 15, and 22 of 1916 It was later published in book form in October of 1920.Most of the book deals with things with which the readers of the series are already familiar, such as the different kingdoms of Red Martians, and the warlike Green Martians, but there is one very interesting new development and that is in the ancient city of Lothar, and in particular the phantom bowmen who defend that city The entire Lothar sequence is certainly the highlight of the book, with the unusual Jav, who is the first Lotharian they meet, and Tario, Jeddak of Lothar Also, the character Kar Komak who is one of the phantom bowmen is a good addition to the cast of characters.The story is rather simple Cathoris is in love with Thuvia, as is Astok, Prince of Dusar, but Thuvia herself is already promised to Kulan Tith, the Jeddak of Kaol Who Thuvia favors is kept somewhat secret, though the reader can pretty much guess Astok is determined to have her, and so he kidnaps her and frames Cathoris in the process, hoping to start a war and prevent the truth from being learned Cathoris falls into their trap, and he and Thuvia disappear from the known world Cathoris does his best to protect Thuvia as she gets passed from captor to captor, while the circumstances of what is going on in their kingdoms is unknown to them This book falls short of the first books of the series for a number of reasons Many of the devices used here were used before One would think that so many plots and deceptions had taken place in the past, that it would not automatically work so easily in making people believe that Cathoris was a kidnapper The fact is, though, that these hokey devices worked in the earlier books, because Burroughs did a much better job of keeping the action going and telling a complete story This book is much shorter than any of the prior three, and the ending feels like it is cut at least a chapter short as only some of the issues raised during the story end up being resolved One never really gets to know Kulan Tith, and so his actions in the end feel empty of significance, a mistake which Burroughs did not make in the earlier books.For those who were content with the first three books, there isn t enough here to justify coming back to it, but for those who want , it does add something to the series I am only going to rate this one two stars, because I feel it is significantly weaker than its predecessors, but for those who are big fans of the series, you probably will still get something out of it.


  8. says:

    Burroughs must have written this one to make a few bucks or because his contract required it Little imagination, improbable plot and than usual coincidences both good and bad to make it work But at least it was short Normally, I want a book to be as long as possible not this time.Like father, like son Carthoris is as clueless as his father.Why does everyone always choose the new slave in almost all cases a spy or one of the Carters to accompany them on a critical, secret mission How can so much of Barsoom Mars be unexplored when their aviation was better than earth s at that time Not the huge guns of the green men too many miles of wasteland And where how ddi the primitive green men get all this fancy hardware Poor naming the heroine is Thuvia and an airship used by the bad guys is Thuria.Don t waste your time.


  9. says:

    I was talking to my dad about Edgar Rice Burroughs the other day My dad discovered Burroughs through comic book adaptations of A Princess of Mars and Tarzan, and then he moved on to the novels He said that Burroughs is One of the best authors who gets absolutely no respect Here s what I think Edgar Rice Burroughs may not have written anything salient on, say, the American Dream or man s inhumanity to man, but dammit, I don t care I ve never felt unsatisfied after a Burroughs novel Thuvia isn t quite as good as the first three books in the series It starts kind of slow, but once it picks up, you ll find all of the good ol stuff you expect in your Barsoomian stories I missed John Carter a little bit he shows up, but not for very long , but Carthoris is a competent protagonist that does John proud But for real, people should read these books They re free on the internet legally If you like stories about heroes, science fiction, and romance this falls under the still a better love story than Twilight category that aren t afraid to be a little cheesy they were pulp fiction stories, after all , give Burroughs a try Start with A Princess of Mars.


  10. says:

    After the pummeling my nerves received from John Carter s ego in Warlord of Mars, I approached this book with trepidation Fortunately, I enjoyed it a lot than the previous installment Firstly, the focus isn t on John Carter, but on the eponymous Thuvia of Ptarth and John Carter s son, Carthoris They come across as rounded, likeable individuals The villainous Drusar, learning from the mistakes of others, try something subtle than kidnapping Dejah Thoris and inviting John Carter to slaughter them Thuvia, destined to be married to one of her father s allies, is kidnapped and, in trying to help find her, Carthoris becomes the number one suspect for her disappearance.Of course, yet again, there s another region that nobody ever leaves the ghostly city of Lothar The inhabitants are an archetype I ve come across in later novels, and their intriguing nature is never fully resolved.While there s a big war brewing, the focus is firmly focused on Thuvia and Carthoris As soon as their story comes to a close, the novel comes to an abrupt stop Even if you found A Princess of Mars a bit off putting, you might still enjoy this novel.