The ERB Universe's Swords of Eternity super-arc concludes with Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey, featuring the world of Halos from Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary unpublished novel fragment, The Ghostly Script!
When Gridley Wave contact between worlds is inexplicably broken, young physicist Victory Harben returns to her home at the Earth's core to help solve the mystery. Soon Victory finds the riddles of her past are hopelessly entangled with the machinations of an ancient and inscrutable queen of the Mahars, the inner world's dethroned reptilian overlords. Unwillingly hurled into the cosmic void by the queen, Victory is hunted down across space and time by a vengeful being whose flaming sword absorbs the souls of the slain, delivering them to the ravenous lords of Halos. As Victory races to track down the key to her destiny, a storm of malevolent forces gathers against her, unleashing the secret rulers of the afterlife in an unholy tempest that threatens to shatter reality itself.
Includes the bonus novelette "Beyond the Farthest Star: Rescue on Zandar" by Mike Wolfer
When a hunting party from the village of the Ki-vaas goes missing, the tribe's age-old customs decree the fate of its lost members to have been dictated by the gods. But the young woman Tii-laa cannot abide such hopeless dogma. Striking out on her own, she must risk both her place in the tribe and her very life, facing the planet Zandar's deadly wilds and savage creatures in a desperate attempt to save her missing tribespeople!
THE FIRST UNIVERSE OF ITS KIND
A century before the term "crossover" became a buzzword in popular culture, Edgar Rice Burroughs created the first expansive, fully cohesive literary universe. Coexisting in this vast cosmos was a pantheon of immortal heroes and heroines--Tarzan of the Apes, Jane Clayton, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, Carson Napier, and David Innes being only the best known among them. In Burroughs' 80-plus novels, their epic adventures transported them to the strange and exotic worlds of Barsoom, Amtor, Pellucidar, Caspak, and Va-nah, as well as the lost civilizations of Earth and even realms beyond the farthest star. Now the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe expands in an all-new series of canonical novels written by today's talented authors!
SWORDS OF ETERNITY SUPER-ARC
When an unknown force catapults inventors Jason Gridley and Victory Harben from their home in Pellucidar, separating them from each other and flinging them across space and time, they embark on a grand tour of strange, wondrous worlds. As their search for one another leads them to the realms of Amtor, Barsoom, and other worlds even more distant and outlandish, Jason and Victory will meet heroes and heroines of unparalleled courage and ability: Carson Napier, Tarzan, John Carter, and more. With the help of their intrepid allies, Jason and Victory will uncover a plot both insidious and unthinkable--one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the universe...
The Swords of Eternity super-arc comes to our universe in a series of four interconnected novels:
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts
Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert
John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel
Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey
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About the Author
Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. He is the author of the ERB Universe novel Victory Harben: Fires of Halos as well as Swords Against the Moon Men, an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic science fantasy novel The Moon Maid. He has scripted several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs' worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, and Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond. He holds a master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and has edited more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.
A professional writer and illustrator for more than thirty years, Mike Wolfer has been a key talent working on the canonical Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books, including Jane Porter, Victory Harben, Beyond the Farthest Star, Pellucidar, The Land That Time Forgot, The Monster Men, and The Moon Maid. Best known for his Widow series, Wolfer is also the creator of the Daughters of the Dark Oracle franchise, and has worked on numerous licensed properties.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was an American writer best known for his work in the adventure, fantasy, and science fiction genres. After being discharged from the army shortly after enlisting due to health issues, Burroughs pursued a number of careers. He worked as a cowboy, a factory worker, a mine manager, and a railroad worker before he started writing to earn more money. His best-known work, Tarzan of the Apes gained him major financial success, especially after he sold the film rights for the novel. Burroughs was married twice, and has three children. After his death, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, commemorating his exemplary work and vast canon of eighty novels.