Pellucidar, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, hardback fantasy novel
“When David Innes succeeded in driving old Abner Perry’s “iron mole” back through the earth’s crust to the strange inner world of Pellucidar, he faced a challenge and a quest of seemingly impossible proportions.
How, in that huge primeval landscape of forest and mountain and plain, where the horizons sloped upwards to the sky, could he hope ever to meet Perry again? More important, how could he find his beloved wife, Dian the Beautiful, who had been snatched away from him by treachery?
Alone, he must fight weird beasts and primitive men. But, if he can win through to his friends, there is a world to conquer. He will lead the tribes of Pellucidar in battle against the awesome Mahars, the dominant race of reptilian monsters, and their fierce gorilla-like soldiery, the savage Sagoths. Using the mind and skill of a twentieth century man, he will carve out a prehistoric empire.
The metal door swings open. David Innes steps out into that beautiful and savage inner world…
So begins this marvellously exciting and imaginative sequel to At The Earth’s Core. Edgar Rice Burroughs was an incomparable master of romantic fantasy: Pellucidar shows him at the height of his powers.”