“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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To rate the four parts separately I would give: As I did not wish to see Hin Abtol, I went below to my cabin.

The last of the “full stories” in the Barsoom series. They would have known nothing about repairing a flier, for fliers had not been invented then; but they could have built you a fathol ship wherein you could have sailed the five seas of ancient Barsoom,’ but I said nothing.

Llana Of Gathol & John Carter Of Mars

From a balcony fifty feet above the gate yathol sentry looked down upon us. And it goes from there. I reasoned that the light and the laugh indicated the presence of man in these pits.

I am inclined to think that Pan Dan Chee is right in assuming that gatholl were trying to escape, but whether from an epidemic of sickness or something else we may never know. I was several yards from the wall when I took a short run and leaped into the air. It’s hard for me to rate this book.

Publication: Llana of Gathol

Though there isn’t any genuine John carter all out navy warfare but a brief glimse, there are great duels. Happy, carefree people stopped to look at me in astonishment as I was conducted down a broad boulevard toward a handsome building. Tathol of alighting on the top of the wall, as I had planned, I soared completely over it, clearing it by a good ten feet. Their bellies are white and their legs shaded from the slate of the shoulders and hips to a vivid yellow at the feet. He carried llaba in his left hand.


Our plans have all been made for us by Ho Ran Kim.

The last poor, mean structures of a dying race have either disappeared or are only mouldering ruins now; but the splendid structures of her prime remain at the edge of the plateau, mute but eloquent reminders of her vanished grandeur -enduring monuments to the white-skinned, fair-haired race which has vanished forever. We had tried to keep track of the days, and it was on the thirty-seventh day that we encountered really serious trouble. I neither needed nor desired a breathing spell; but, glancing at my companion, I saw that he was pretty well exhausted; so I dropped my point too and waited.

Hungry hordes made war upon the more fortunate. Their gaping mouths split their heads from their snouts to their long, massive necks. He fought for a soldier of Horz. I tried to shut my ears and go to sleep, but I could not but hear her reply.

The scabbards of his long-sword, his shortsword, and his dagger were similarly emblazoned. We are all good at it, but I happen to have won the Jeddak’s trophy for the last three years; so I was pretty sure of my ground when I offered to get you a thoat, although I had never before used it to kill game. In this one were some two hundred and fifty enormous three wheeled chariots drawn by huge mastodonian animals known as zitidars, any one of which from their appearance might easily have drawn the entire train when fully loaded.

Perhaps I am the materialization of some long dead warrior of another age. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? For five days we saw no living thing. How is Carter able to read the hieroglyphs on the king’s crown in Invar, when in previous books Burroughs has told us that each city has its own written symbols? There are the usual inconsistencies that pop up, too: I am always interested in these deserted cities of ancient Mars.


I shall intercede for you with Ho Ran Kim, the jeddak; but I am afraid that there is no hope.

I blinked mine again, but the warrior did not vanish. Like all the Barsoom books, this combines the best of classic science fiction wit I have completely given up on reading Burrough’s Mars books in order, and that really isn’t much of a problem. He drew his long-sword as he came toward me and I did likewise.

Doubtless there was one, I knew; but in the time that I might waste in finding it my man might easily be killed. Prosperous seaports became deserted inland cities.

Llana of Gathol

It was certainly not a spear because he hasn’t one, and if it had been his sword we could have seen it. He has to hurry, since soon a group of Black Pirates from the Valley Dor will visit Kamtor, and they will surely recognize John Gqthol from the incident with Issus.

I should like so much to see the beauties of that valley closer. The other ship was nowhere in sight. The first was arguably my favorite sequence in the entire series.

Carter throws him easily, then notices that Llana is sitting with the Jeddak. His voice was like a dreamy lullaby.