"I spoke to the warrior, but obviously he could not understand me. I tried again in every language I knew. It was all met with the same confusion and frustration on both our parts. Nevertheless, the warrior approached me carefully and in what looked now like a peaceful manner. The red-headed girl had already left the clearing, for the warrior had spoken some words to her that caused her to run off. To where, I could not guess. The other girl with the bright green hair stood by as if frozen looking at me intently,apparently unable to move. I stood by, frozen too, as the warrior slowly advanced.
We eyed each other warily. One soldier, or warrior, to another. Then with a sudden, wild howl the warrior lunged forward in a mad rush upon me. Instantly I found myself in a deadly duel for my life. Our battle had begun."
A Scientific Romance inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter Series and set upon the faraway planet Ares, "The Winged Men" is the first of a new series of thrilling sword-and-planet adventures!