Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in 1875 in Chicago, Illiis. Although Burroughs wrote in many genres he is best kwn for creating the jungle hero Tarzan. Burroughs began writing for pulp fiction magazines and in 1912 he published Tarzan of the Apes. The Mars trilogy consists of The Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and Warlord of Mars. Carter, our hero, is trying to locate the Princess and his archenemy Thurid. When Carter last saw the Princess she was in the Temple of the Sun of the Holy Thorns. The Blade of Hairdo was about to strike her heart. Carter must save his Princess and stop the evil threat.