It had to happen. This is just as much two-fisted John Carter fun as the previous books, but I'm quite over Dejah In Distress. She doesn't even get any lines. Well, some lines. I spent quite a bit of time imaging a book that was all about Phaidon, Dejah Thoris and Thuvia having shenanigans. There was still fun to be had. I have a question, though. How do you think John Carter disguised the colour of his pubic hair whenever he was 'in disguise' as a Thern in the previous book? And how did they colour his genitals? Seriously? These people don't wear clothes unless they are outside at the North pole of Mars. Is there not significant scholarship on this topic?