The Gods of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the second of his Barsoom series. It was first published in The All-Story as a five-part serial in the issues for January–May 1913.
At the end of the first book, A Princess of Mars, John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth. The Gods of Mars begins with his arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a ten-year separation from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own. Unfortunately, Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the Valley Dor, which is the Barsoomian afterlife.
Contains 31pp of publishers adverts, as 1st issue should have.
The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs. Methuen 1920. Green cloth hardback, no dust jacket. Book condition: Poor - fraying to left of spine, extremities chipped and worn. Prominent crease to front cover. Inscription to front pastedown. Some foxing throughout. Binding weak.