Lost on Venus (Venus #2) (1935)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs



The second novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs's Venus series.

 


Space-faring earthman Carson Napier was separated from his beloved princess Duare at the conclusion of the previous novel.

 


Now, he is after her once again, determined to get her home safely to her kingdom of Vepaja, and the result is the literary equivalent of one of the old Saturday morning serials with just a pinch of social commentary.

 


From the Room of the Seven Doors, down the River of Death to the City of the Dead, where a mad scientist presides over a kingdom of zombies, and the beautiful city of Havatoo, which is a paradise but only if your lineage is pure, Carson and Duare bounce from predicament to predicament.


 

Will they survive their adventures?

 


Will Duare drop her haughty facade and accept Carson's love?

 


Is there any doubt?

 


Not really, but the fun is in getting there.

 


This series benefits by being more humorous than most of Burroughs's work.


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