Jandar Of Callisto has ratings and 18 reviews. Derek said: Carter replicates A Princess of Mars (of course) with a plot arc traversing multiple books. Jandar of Callisto [Lin Carter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jandar of Callisto -pocket book. And Jandar of Callisto is pretty shameless. Published in , this novel tells the story of Jonathan Dark, who, while exploring the ruined city of.

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Jandar Of Callisto

One last survivor of the villainous band seizes as hostages Ylana the jungle girl and her lover Tomar, and flees to take refuge with the Cave People, a jajdar dominated by his race.

It’s an odd novel, more travelogue than adventure, and Carter’s constant references to other works of fiction are a bit annoying.

In the last year before his death, he had begun to reappear in print with a new book in his Terra Magica series, a long-promised Prince Zarkon pulp hero pastiche, Horror Wears Blue, and a regular column for the magazine Crypt of Cthulhu.

Retrieved from jwndar https: Then they ‘accidentally’ blow up the entire city.

Callisto series

Mind Wizards is filled with genuine tension and strangeness, and the cliff hanger ending as Jon Dark conceals his notes even as his pursuers close in on him is genuinely gripping.

Part of the problem is that the romance is never quite there. Gary Provost once said that good writing is writing in which every word is doing a job. They are delivered from this second captivity by the appearance of an airship commanded by Thuton, prince of the city-state of Zanadar. She launches a bid for world domination, by kidnapping Jandar and Darloona from a hunting expedition Retrieved from jandat https: He wrote several nonfiction books on fantasy writers or jjandar, including Tolkien.


Carter did his best at world building, but in some ways it was sketchy. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. They tend to break down into five or six segments apiece, each of which breaks down into four or five chapters.

kf Though Callistl did find the princess to be quite annoying and I believe the story would of been better if he would of kicked her to the curb and said Bro’s before Ho’s! Jonathan Dark Jandarearthman mysteriously transported to the Jovian moon of Callisto or Thanatorhas succeeded in rescuing Princess Darloona of Shondakar from the Sky Pirates of Zanadar, only to see her fall into the hands of the Black Legion, the mercenary force that had previously occupied her native city and driven her and her followers into exile.

All vintage paperbacks require proper care in handling. Carter himself was the model for the Mario Gonzalo character. This page was last edited on 11 Julyat Uandar wanted to like it, but by the halfway point I was worn out by Carter’s windy and overblown style. I suspect that there are some who may find Callisto to be a worthy companion series to Burroughs and Kline, on the same level.

Ylana of Callisto – Wikipedia

Other books in the series. The series hit its high points with Mad Empress and Mind Wizardswhich are rousing, fast paced adventures. She is the princess Darloona, who has been exiled from her native city-state of Shondakar by the conquering Black Legion.

Limpey November 28, at These books are dedicated to ERB himself, so it is more of an homage to him, rather than a rip-off of his stories.


The character of Ylana, however, was established in Mind Wizards of Callistoan earlier volume in the series. Essentially he bankrupted himself and made himself be seen as a “Hack” for posterity by his works of rescuing many greats from total obscurity like Lord Dunsany and making sure Conan would stay mainstream.

Jon Dark is a jerk, but Lin Carter never seems to quite realize it. The texts of the first five volumes of the series are ostensibly transcripts of first-person narratives by Jonathan Dark recounting his adventures, written with native materials and transported back to Earth via the well.

Jandar of Callisto – Wikipedia

Select a valid country. We have literally nothing to do but to observe the hollowed out derivativeness of the setting and action. Calliato that qualify as an armada? Although it strives to be colorful and imaginative, the ideas often seemed lazy and uninspiring, and the actual reading experience at times was like being hit over the head with a pocket thesaurus.

And for the record, not a single damned Mind Wizard actually shows up anywhere in this book. It’s an interesting conceit, but sadly it fails.

Luckily, Dark is a man of action, so he introduces his friends to the game of checkers and sets about writing his memoirs. He even wrote Oz books or stories, though I’m not calljsto if any of those were commercially published.