Book 4 of the Tarzan Series - Special Edition Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials
Unaware of his father's savage past, Tarzan and Jane's young son Jack becomes captivated by Ajax, the star of a trained ape act. Ajax--actually Tarzan's longtime friend Akut--has been brought to London by Tarzan's old enemy Alexis Paulvitch, who hopes to wreak vengeance on the ape-man.
After killing Paulvitch in self-defense, Jack and Akut flee to Africa, where they assume the wild life of Jack's mighty sire. Growing to manhood in the jungle, the Greystoke heir earns the name Korak the Killer, and befriends Meriem, an Arab waif rescued from a life of torment in her adoptive father's village.
The couple's idyllic jungle life is challenged by the arrival of evil men, whose scheme to separate the pair--and the ensuing perils--only strengthens Korak and Meriem's bond.
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.
Win Scott Eckert is the legacy author of science-fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer's Patricia Wildman series, as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the upcoming Doc Caliban novel, The Monster on Hold. Eckert's other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, and the Green Hornet. A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, he lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.