I thought that this book was just exhausting. I'm tired of John Carter being pompous, racist, sexist, dim, self righteous, egocentric, and war hungry. I'm tired of spending book after book starting war after war over Dejah Thoris who has fallen into the 'damsel in distress' ditch. I'm tired of knowing ten pages before John Carter what is about to happen/his mistake/the solution to a problem. If you can get past all of that, there is a chance you will enjoy, now that Carter has civilized the Black men, conquering yet another race, I mean group of enemies.