Edgar Rice Burroughs created the well-known character Tarzan, as well as John Carter, the adventurer of Mars.
The Chessmen of Mars is the fifth volume in the Barsoom Series, telling the adventures of John Carter, a confederate veteran of the American Civil War, who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, called Barsoom by its inhabitants.
On Barsoom, we follow Tara, Princess of Helium, the young daughter of John Carter and Dejah Thoris. After being captured by the terrifying Kaldanes, Tara and the young man who wants to win her heart have to participate in a terrible game of life and death : the Jetan, a Barsoomian game ressembling chess, and using people as pawns.
Will Tara survive this ordeal and go back successfully to her parents ? And will she fall in love with this mysterious young man ?
You'll discover it in this fifth volume of the Barsoom Series.