This story revolves around Princess Thuvia who gets kidnapped by an arduous suitor. This suitor believes that he can make Thuvia fall in love with him.
The hero of the story is John Carter's son Carthoris. When he hears that Thuvia has been kidnapped, he rushes to find her. When he does find her, Thuvia believes that Carthoris had something to do with her kidnapping so she doesn't want anything to do with him.
Eventually, she begins to believe that Carthoris is being honorable and only trying to help her. They have many adventures together before Thuvia and he finally make it back home.
This is a somewhat juvenile book, much like the rest of the John Carter series. This is not a bad thing - it is just something to know about the book. However, if you liked the movie John Carter or any of the other books I've reviewed in the John Carter series, then you should enjoy this one. I personally think it is fun to read about all of the sentient creatures on Mars and to read their bizarre descriptions.
Rating: 7 / 10