In uncharted Caprona, an island lost from the map of the earth, where time had stopped and all the primeval creatures of long-gone ages still prowled, Bowen Tyler was lost. To find Tyler, Thomas Billings traveled across the world to Caprona with every advantage the modern world could afford. A light hydroplane would allow him to scale the perilous wall of cliffs that surrounded the island, and rifles, pistols, and ammunition would provide protection against the monstrous prehistoric beings Tyler had so vividly described. But even stranger mysteries awaited him where that barbaric civilization hid, torn between the impassable jungle on the one side and an unknown menace on the other.
Published: Start Publishing LLC an imprint of NBN Books on Apr 1, 1982
Burroughs does something interesting in the second installment of the Caspak series. Rather than being narrated by the hero of The Land That Time Forgot, Tyler Bowen, this story is narrated by his friend Thomas Billings. Billings gets Bowen's manuscript - thrown into the ocean inside a thermos -- and undertakes a rescue expedition. Of course, Billings happens to be an aviator, crack shot, and all around great cowboy. The novel has a couple of points of interest: the details of how some primitive humans physically evolve in their lifetime and move from tribe to tribe accordingly and Billings cluelessly not realizing that he's falling in love with native woman (and true human) Ajor - a "squaw" not of his race or culture.A quick, short and worthwhile read despite Burroughs characteristically ludicrous coincidences.read more
Thomas Billings searches prehistoric Caspak for his good friend Bowen Tyler after a manuscript sent in a bottle arrives in his hands (apparently sent from the uncharted volcanic island of Caprona where Tyler is stranded). With the backing and wealth of Tyler's family behind him, Billings heads an expedition to the lost world; but during his first reconnaissance in an air-boat he is attacked by pterodactyls and forced down. Now together with a girl savage named Ajor they fight for their very lives in a terrifying world where dinosaurs still rule the earth, the waters and the skies!read more