Korak at the Earth’s Core


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A brand-new Super-Arc in the groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series launches with Korak at the Earth’s Core by Win Scott Eckert! All three novels of the Dead Moon Super-Arc will be written by Eckert and encompass an epic, interconnected saga featuring the daring family members of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary Lord of the Jungle in the savage inner world of Pellucidar.

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By Win Scott Eckert
Cover art by E. M. Gist

The Dead Moon Super-Arc Begins…

Korak the Killer, jungle-raised son of Tarzan of the Apes, sets off into the wilds of the prehistoric world at the Earth’s core to rescue his daughter Suzanne Clayton, who has gone missing in the mysterious Land of Awful Shadow. But when the airship O-220 is hijacked, Korak and his Mangani friend Akut are stranded and must fight their way across the savage lands and seas of Pellucidar. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, Korak’s mate Meriem, also racing to save Suzanne, risks everything in a perilous gambit to quickly reach the inner world.

And what of the enigmatic Dead Moon, the pendant world that hangs eternally above the Land of Awful Shadow and is taboo to the Stone Age peoples of Pellucidar? Will the Dead World give up its secrets as Korak and Meriem search for Suzanne—or will it spell their doom?

Bonus Novella: “Pellucidar: Dawn of the Deathslayer” by Christopher Paul Carey

When citizens on the far frontier of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar begin to go missing, a lone warrior with nothing left to lose sets off to investigate. But the dark secret he finds lying in the Charnel Caves beneath the Forest of Death will lay bare the past he seeks to escape and awaken that for which he could never be prepared.

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Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!
All preorders of Korak at the Earth’s Core placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Darva the Shadow, an intriguing new character from Christopher Paul Carey’s novelette “Dawn of the Deathslayer,” with artwork by fan-favorite illustrator Mike Wolfer. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!


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Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition
The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, as well as a facsimile autograph of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card spotlighting Korak and featuring E. M. Gist’s cover art for Korak at the Earth’s Core (in addition to the Darva the Shadow trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.


About the Authors
A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, Win Scott Eckert is the author of the ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar. He is also the authorized legacy author of science fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s Patricia Wildman series (The Evil in Pemberley House, The Scarlet Jaguar), as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the fourth novel in the Secrets of the Nine series, the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold. His other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, the Lone Ranger, and the Green Hornet, as well as numerous other stories featuring Phileas Fogg, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Domino Lady, and Sherlock Holmes, among others. He lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. He is the author of   the ERB Universe novel  Victory Harben: Fires of Halos as well as Swords Against the Moon Men, an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novel  The Moon Maid. He has scripted several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs’ worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, and  Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond. He holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and has edited more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.

About the Cover Artist
E. M. Gist began his study of art with Jeff Watts in 1996. Three years later, Gist’s training developed into teaching where he is now one of the lead instructors at Watts Atelier of the Arts. Gist began his career as a professional artist in 1998, eventually transitioning into genre illustration, and he painted his first comic cover in 2007. Gist’s clients include Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, Disney Entertainment, TOR Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, and Palladium Books. His work has been exhibited in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art for over a decade, including a nomination in the Comic category in 2019. Gist has been a finalist for the Illie Award, Chesley Award, Rondo Award, and Pulp Ark Award. He won the Horror Comics Award for best cover in 2012, the Robert E. Howard Foundation “Rankin” Award, gold and silver SILA West awards in 2021 and repeated as a gold medal winner in 2022. Recently you can see his work on the covers of numerous comics from Marvel, DC, BOOM!, Magic the Gathering cards, as well as many other publications.



The Dead Moon Super-Arc
Korak at the Earth’s Core by Win Scott Eckert

Swords of Eternity Super-Arc
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts
Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert
John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel
Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey

Other Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Books
A Princess of Mars: Shadow of the Assassins by Ann Tonsor Zeddies
Mahars of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes
Red Axe of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes
Tarzan and the Forest of Stone by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold by Fritz Leiber
Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time by Philip José Farmer

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks Korak™, Korak the Killer™, Meriem™, Akut™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, Lord of the Jungle®, Mangani™, Pellucidar®, At the Earth’s Core™, The Dead Moon™, The Dead World™, Land of Awful Shadow™, Deathslayer™, Darva the Shadow™, Barsoom®, Carson of Venus®, The Moon Maid™, The Moon Men™, Victory Harben™, Edgar Rice Burroughs®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™ Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Additional information

Weight 1.9 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 2 in

Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover Collector’s Edition, Less-than-Perfect Hardcover, Less-than-Perfect Paperback, Less-than-Perfect Hardcover Collector's Edition

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