An interesting premise, but, well - cheap. Cuts off abruptly in an unsatisfying manner.
This is the 3rd book in the Barsoom series. Like its predecessors, it is a swashbuckling melodramatic tale of a larger-than-life hero and his high-handed adventures on Mars. Lots of sword-fighting, chivalry, and mighty foes.
Despite being nearly a hundred years old and being full of writing techniques from early in the last century, it is an entertaining story with page-turning action. Too bad it is full of silly dialogue and droning descriptions. Nevertheless, worth the time to read.
This is an old adventure story in the vein of Jules Verne. If you like Verne, you'll like this one. Otherwise, it is rather shallow of plot and characterization.
I suggest skipping the first 5 or 6 chapters - you will miss *nothing*. After that, I found myself skimming at least 50 percent of the material because the long descriptions are so boring. The story does become more engaging as it goes, and a bit of a plot develops.
I'm torn between a 3 and 4 star rating. In a rare moment of leniency, I'm going to go ahead and give it a 4 because it did maintain my interest during the 2nd half of the story.
Candidate for the worst story on this site. You will be disappointed if you read it.