Book 2 of the Tarzan Series - Special Edition Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials
Disconsolate over the loss of Jane Porter's hand to his cousin William Cecil Clayton, Tarzan renounces his title of Lord Greystoke and returns to Paris to visit his friend Paul d'Arnot. Realizing the ape-man is not suited to the vicissitudes of civilization, d'Arnot helps his grieving comrade acquire a post in the French Secret Service that better fits Tarzan's adventurous nature.
After disrupting a Russian espionage operation, the ape-man is tossed overboard during his ocean passage to South Africa and resumes his primitive life on the West Coast. He befriends the Waziri tribe and leads them on a trek to explore the lost city of Opar, a forgotten land populated by a bestial race, ruled by the mercurial high priestess La. There, Tarzan's path will cross once again with that of Jane Porter, but can the two realize their love is destined before they meet death on the altar of the Flaming God?
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AUTHORIZED LIBRARY
For the first time ever, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in handsome uniform editions. Published by the company founded by Burroughs himself in 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras and rarities not to be found in any other edition. From cover art and frontispieces by legendary artist Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today's authorities and luminaries to a treasure trove of bonus materials mined from the company's extensive archives in Tarzana, California, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take you on a journey of wonder and imagination you will never forget.
About the Author
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) had various jobs before getting his first fiction published at the age of 37. He established himself with wildly imaginative, swashbuckling romances about Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars and other heroes, all at large in exotic environments of perpetual adventure. Tarzan was particularly successful, appearing in silent film as early as 1918 and making the author famous. Burroughs wrote science fiction, westerns and historical adventure, all charged with his propulsive prose and often startling inventiveness. Although he claimed he sought only to provide entertainment, his work has been credited as inspirational by many authors and scientists.
Joe Jusko is among today's most acclaimed fantasy, pin-up, and comic artists. His work has been featured on book and comic posters, and on the much-praised 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. Jusko is a recipient of myriad industry honors, including a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators and a 2001 Chesley Award nomination. Fittingly, he was born on September 1, sharing his birthday with Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jusko's longtime love of Burroughs' work continues to inspire him in illustrating the Authorized Library and bringing the author's creative vision to life.
Will Murray was first exposed to Tarzan of the Apes when his father took him to see Tarzan's Greatest Adventure in 1959. He was too young to read and, therefore, too young to comprehend what he was watching. But something must have stuck. He devoured a ton of Tarzan movies and comic books over the ensuing years. A decade later in 1968, Murray read A Princess of Mars, and became a lifelong fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs. While collecting the Mars books, he jumped into the Venus, Pellucidar and Tarzan series. He was hooked. In 2015, Murray inaugurated the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels with Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don. This led to King Kong vs. Tarzan and his most recent epic, Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars, which finds the ape-man marooned on the Red Planet and at odds with the legendary Warlord of Barsoom, John Carter.