|Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins with Jad-bal-ja the Golden Lion|
Dick and Doc are back in action. After their rescue by Tarzan in the previous book they are hanging out at his estate. Tarzan introduces them to Jad-bal-ja, the Golden Lion, and takes them out into the jungle. The boys get separated from Tarzan in the middle of a fierce storm. During their adventure they run into some rogue Oparians and a requisite damsel in distress. This time around the girl, Gretchen von Harben, is a 12-year-old girl whom the Oparians have kidnapped for the purpose of making her their priestess. The boys perform almost Tarzan-like feats and mount a rescue mission.
I'm not saying this is a bad book, it's fine. It was written for boys in their young teens and probably appealed to them when it came out. However, it has almost no Tarzan and I never like seeing anyone else pretending to be Tarzan (except Korak, of course.) I raced through it and can remember very little about it despite finishing it only a couple of days ago. It's not good when the best thing you can say about a Tarzan book is that it's better than Tarzan and the Ant Men.
I gave it only three meh stars even with the Tarzan bump.