The magnificence of her tropic beauties enthralled me. Her mighty land areas breathed unfettered free-dom.
Her untracked oceans, whispering of virgin wonders unsullied by the eye of man, beckoned me out upon their restless bosoms.
Not for an instant did I regret the world of my nativity. I was in Pellucidar. I was home. And I was content.
As I stood dreaming beside the giant thing that had brought me safely through the earth's crust, my travel-ing companion, the hideous Mahar, emerged from the interior of the prospector and stood beside me. For a long time she remained motionless.
What thoughts were passing through the convolutions of her reptilian brain?
I do not know.
She was a member of the dominant race of Pel-lucidar. By a strange freak of ev
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I found it flawed in similar ways, not being up to the standards of ERB's better works in terms of character and plot development. Both stories I thought started off strongly, but by around the middle part became rather random and disjointed. That said, Pellucidar was a bit better read for me, overall.
BTW, there were 2 other pellucidarian books written in the 60's or 70's by another author with permission from the estate...
At the Earth's Core
Tanar of Pellucidar
Tarzan At The Earth's Core
Back to the Stone Age
Land of Terror
Can anyone think of others?
Filled with monsters, animals, dinosaurs, and beasts of all types, a world is built that you could almost image is really there.