"I have determined to write down the story of the interesting periods of my life and of my death. I cannot explain the phenomena; I can only set down here in the words of an ordinary soldier of fortune a chronicle of the strange events that befell me during the ten years that my dead body lay undiscovered in an Arizona cave."
What else this novel contains:
- Woola, the loyal ten-legged Martian 'hound'
- sword fights and battles to the death
- an imaginative Martian landscape
- the warrior race of tusked and multi-limbed green martians
- Dejah Thoris, the beautiful red martian princess (in need of rescuing)
- adventure and romance
I'm glad I read this one. I think I might check out the movie now to see how it compares. And who knows, I might even read the next book in this series to see what happens to John and Dejah next. Best of all? Since A Princess of Mars is less than 250 pages, it counts as my Classic Novella for Karen's Back to the Classics reading challenge.