If you have read any of the Barsoom stories by Burroughs, you have an idea of how this book will read. I will say unlike the first 5 in the series, this one took a few chapters to become interesting enough that I wasn't forcing myself to continue to read it. It is short so it wasn't terrible but I was a little bored and disappointed at first.
As to this edition which was published in 2012 by the listed company, I was very disappointed with the typos. There are not a ton of them but the wrong word or tense of a word is used at times. It is like someone used spell check to find any misspelled words. The word used is spelled correctly but it is not the one that should be there. There are also sentences without proper puncuation. If you are reading this and have any grasp of grammer and puncuation you will see that I myself am pretty darn bad at it so the mistakes made in the book have to be glaring for me to notice, which I did. That said, the publishing errors do not destroy the story, I just find them annoying when I run across them and I blame the editors of this edition, not Burroughs as his other works did not have these types of mistakes.
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