Jandar Of Callisto has ratings and 18 reviews. Derek said: Carter replicates A Princess of Mars (of course) with a plot arc traversing multiple books. Jandar of Callisto [Lin Carter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jandar of Callisto -pocket book. And Jandar of Callisto is pretty shameless. Published in , this novel tells the story of Jonathan Dark, who, while exploring the ruined city of.
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On the other hand, what little Lin Carter I’ve read was set in Lankhmar, and was not impressive to me at all. Refer callistl eBay Return policy for more details. Just as he is exposed, starting another slave revolt, his friends in a repaired airship show up and pull his bacon out of the fire. There’s no chemistry, there’s not even an opportunity to develop chemistry.
Jonathan Dark Jandarearthman mysteriously transported to the Jovian moon of Callisto or Thanatorhas succeeded in rescuing Princess Darloona of Shondakar from the Sky Pirates of Zanadar, only to see her fall into the hands of the Black Legion, the mercenary force that had previously occupied her native city and driven her and her followers into exile.
Then they ‘accidentally’ blow up the entire city.
Flashes of humour and callosto fail to make up for an aimless and meandering plot. Once aloft, Dark discovers it has no steering wheel.
Works by Lin Carter. The upshot is that Dark is once again a slave, this time in Zanadar.
Views Read Edit View history. The thing with Carter is that he wrote what he liked, which meant that he wrote exactly like the authors that he liked.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Renegade of Callisto was somewhat of a recovery, and calilsto are indications that Carter was laying groundwork for a new series of Callisto books.
Jandar Of Callisto
I see no evidence of this on copyright notices. Reese rated it really liked it Shelves: This reread, after quite a bit more bad sword-and-planet stories, has put the book in more context, but it reveals that “stretch it out” is not the thing to do oc A Princess of Mars. Lin Carter wrote 7 sequels to this.
Jun 27, Brad Sheridan rated it it was amazing. Tara of the Twilight But, he’s finally got Darloona to himself, and all the other likely suitors are dead, so she decides to go with it.
The problem is that he uses them all begrudgingly and not very well. He starts a slave revolt, but then drops it and wastes his time serving up humiliating payback to the Prince, in front of her, on the assumption that a display of petty sadism will get her panties wet. The Magic of Atlantis Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time.
Then he commits a verbal faux pas which makes him seem like a gauche and vulgar lout. The effectiveness of Burroughs stories, any of his stories, was not just the use of planets or inventions or creatures, but a heightened sense of drama carried through by the hero’s sense of heightened longing and desperation.
Turning to the Callisto series, though, I’m sad to say that it reads as inferior Barsoom. Sadly, his autobiographical efforts are interrupted when Yllanna comes by, sneaks them a knife and warns them that the Mind Wizards are on their way, so they escape temporarily but get captured again.
This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Xara had been on her way to Shondakar originally, to plead for an alliance, given that the Empire of Perushtar was starting to crowd them.
Carter himself was the model for the Mario Gonzalo character. Rescued at the last minute by his pals in a stolen airship, they somehow escape into the jungle, reuniting with Darloona’s people. Cover of the first edition. Though I did find the princess to be quite annoying and I believe the story would of been better if he would of kicked her to the curb and said Bro’s before Ho’s! Thanks for telling nandar about the problem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Yllanna and Tomar hook up and presumably live happily ever after. Meanwhile, Dark manages to swim to shore where he is captured by the Perushtar and enslaved once again see a theme here – one wonders if Dark perhaps has a masochistic impulse or two. To ask other readers questions about Jandar Of Callistoplease sign up.
Mass Market PaperbackDellpages. But callisro, he offers nothing new and nothing remarkable, [and] the plot is thin with complications literally shoehorned in. Now the Black Legion has captured Darloona and the leader of the legion intends to consolidate his hold over the city by marrying her off to his son. His writing may be fun, but put next to these masters, it suffers considerably while simultaneously showing the reader he is wasting his jadar reading Carter when there is a plethora of good stuff out there.
Well he gets captured by a intelligent insect type of creature, saves a princess and so on.