Savage Pellucidar - Pellucidar #8 Author:Edgar Rice Burroughs When David Innes and Abner Perry set out to search for mineral deposits in Perry's newly invented Mechanical Prospectro, they never dreamed of discovering the beautiful, terrifying world of Pellucidar five hundred miles beneath their feet. Cast into a country of fierce fighting men, beautiful women, and vicious beasts, David and Abner take sharp... more »ly diverging paths. David and his mate, Dian the Beautiful, set out to teach Pellucidar the ways of civilization and succeed in gathering a number of primitive kingdoms into the Empire of Pellucidar. Meanwhile, Abner turns his inventive genius to the science of aeronautics, with dire results for both David and Dian. The seventh and final book in Edgar Rice Burroughs's Pellucidar series, Savage Pellucidar continues the epic story with a masterful blend of action, humor, and suspense.« less
This is a copy of the original book printed by Ace Books in 1963. It's a delightful read! The tale reminds me of those old-time chase movies because the action goes and goes and goes. The characters (many) explore, get lost, are captured, escape, and the sequence repeats. Meet David Innes and Abner Perry who drill into earth's interior to discover a world within a world, Pellucidar. Inhabited by cave men and beasts of the time, they find themselves stranded. David falls in love with Dian the Beautiful and Perry invents and invents. The adventures of Innes and Perry combine with those of several other characters. It's great fun to read!