The seventh book of the adventures of Tarzan.
Tarzan faced his worst attack -- an attack against his wife and child. With the speed of the great apes, Tarzan rushed through the jungle toward his home and family -- only to find that the marauders had been there before him. His farm was in shambles and no one was left alive. Of his beloved wife there was only a charred, blackened corpse, still wearing the rings he had given her. Silently, he buried the body and swore his terrible vengeance against those who had done this terrible deed. Then he set out grimly to track them...through warring armies...across a vast desert that no man had ever crossed...and to a strange valley where only madmen lived.
Crowded with impossibilities as the tale is, Mr. Burroughs has told it so well, and has so succeeded in carrying his readers with him, that there are few who will not look forward eagerly to the promised sequel. --New York Times review, May 1915; Books of the Century