Mars: the skull of a planet picked clean by the wind of time.
North. Beyond the desert of Meroe, past the ancient cliffs of the dust-locked continents, past the dry wharts of a city that was old when Earth was new, the caravan crept into the unmapped wastland called Umbra. It was into this shadowed land that the lost nation of the People had ridden - and vanished - in a tme beyond memory. And it was here that the outworlder Ryker followed the golden-eyes of Valarda and found the Child-of-Stars.
Originally published in 1977, Lin Carter's sword-and-planet fantasy of Mars is grand adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs.