In THE LAD AND THE LION, Edgar Rice Burroughs has returned to a theme that catapulted his name to fame when he wrote “Tarzan of the Apes”. For here is the story of a youth – actually a deposed king – whose life is preserved by a miracle and who grows up on a derelict ship in companion with a lion.
Eventually the winds and currents deposit the strange pair on the coast of Africa, and the youth learns the lessons of the wild, helped by his closest friend and protector, the giant, black-maned lion.
The book is filled with the loyalty and staunch friendship of beasts – and with the treachery of man. It has all the trills and adventure and suspense that have made fans of millions of Edgar Rice Burroughs readers.