The Chessmen of Mars: John Carter of Mars Series, Book 5

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Impetuous and headstrong, Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter, defies the elements by flying into a rare, fierce Martian storm. Hurtled half a planet from her home, she is threatened by grotesque, flesh-eating monsters and barbarous warriors.
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auth_author2 Bolen, John.
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The fifth book in the popular Barsoom series, The Chessmen of Mars is a 1922 science fiction novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tara, princess of the great city state of Helium, is initially impervious to the courtship attempts of Gahan, prince of the city state Gathol. But when she loses control of her craft in a storm and is captured by the Kaldanes, horrific crab-like creatures who've sacrificed their bodies in the pursuit of intellect, the deeply smitten Gahan sets out to rescue his princess and prove his worth. But this is a challenge that may forfeit his life and hers, as he and his companions are forced to become pawns in a game of Jetan, Barsoomian Chess on a life-size board that uses the living as its pieces and the dead as its conquests.

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title_full The Chessmen of Mars, The Chessmen of Mars John Carter of Mars Series, Book 5, The chessmen of Mars [electronic resource] / Edgar Rice Burroughs
title_short The Chessmen of Mars
title_sub John Carter of Mars Series, Book 5
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