A New Spin On an Old Favorite
By Robin Maxwell
Tor 14.99 320 pages
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan is the classic Tarzan of the Apes tale through the voice of his love; Jane Porter. Her story begins in 1905 as the only female in medical school. She and her beloved father, Professor Archimedes Phinneaus Porter are invited to an expedition in Africa by an American explorer, Ral Conrath, and they are eager for the opportunity. Tragedy and treachery strike quickly on their travels and Jane awakens in a tree with – you guessed it – Tarzan watching and attending to her.
Author Robin Maxwell took an immortal tale of fantasy and mastered the nearly impossible; she gave us a female hero spin on a lifelong testosterone-fueled story. Her attention to detail and storytelling techniques are superb as she delves into the story of Tarzan of the Apes from Jane’s perspective. Maxwell honors Edgar Rice Burroughs’ unique tale by weaving Jane’s version with precise accuracy of the original storyline giving new life to a timeless and well-worn concept.
This is a new, elegantly-told classic that should be enjoyed for years to come!
Reviewed By M. Chris Johnson