The Chessmen of Mars Author:Edgar Rice Burroughs The Chessmen of Mars is the fifth book in the famous Martian Series. — In The Chessmen of Mars, Tara of Helium, the Warlord's beautiful and spirited daughter, is carried away by the vast winds of a violent Martian storm. Tara brings her small one-man flyer down safely enough - but she is stranded in a strange part of Barsoom, where magnificent r... more »ykors - headless bodies - work like cattle at the mercy of their pitiless masters, the kaldanes - creatures which are all head and no body. And this is not all, for in trying to escape from the kaldanes Tara is captured by the city of Manator where she becomes the prize in the Martian game of chess, jetan - played with living pieces - and played to the death!
One of the most extraordinary writers of the century, author of the Tarzan books, the Mars series and many other titles, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote in the grand tradition of Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, HG Wells, and other spinners of fantastic and wonderful adventures. His heroes became household names and, over the years, his books have become collectors items.« less