A Rose-Red City, Half As Old As Time…
Once it had been king city of a mighty empire and the center of the ancient faith; Gateway to the Gods, the old epics name it. Now it was dead, empty, deserted, only a dim ghost of its vanquished splendor.
Such was Ilionis. Lost city of Mars. A somber ruin, cold and lonely.
But Ilionis was not forgotten. The old city held a valuable treasure. A treasure that brought Earthmen Ivo Tengren and scientist Keresny on a strange and difficult journey to the city’s gates.
A journey that was now ended.
Ilionis had been found. The treasure was close by. And now an even stranger journey was about to begin…
A paperback original first edition. First in the Mysteries Of Mars series.
Title: The Man Who Loved Mars
Author: Lin Carter
Imprint & Number: Gold Medal T2690
Cover price: 75¢
Publication date: March, 1973
Cover artist: Paul Lehr