The Dark Heart of Time
a Tarzan Novel

Philip Josť Farmer, Del Ray (Ballantine), 1999

People(in order of appearance)
TARZAN John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, Tarzan-of-the Apes
Jane Tarzan's mate, Lady Greystoke (missing; kidnapped)
Lieutenant Erich Obergatz German kidnapper of Jane
Jelke Helmson animal trapper, leader of East African safari
Tambi leader of the safari's natives, a Wamabo
Wamabo tribesmen safari porters
Serba tribesmen safari askari (soldiers)
Ndesi tribesmen safari trackers
Tenga askari questioned by Tarzan
Robert Pindell white American, professional hunter, Helmson's safari
Homeshon white, Helmson's safari
Aboma a slain Ndesi tracker
Mitchell white Englishman, hunter, Helmson's safari
Ben-go-utor Tarzan's name for a half-man, half-bear
James D. Stonecraft Manhattanite, wealthiest man in the world
Bevan secretary to Stonecraft
John Smith American in Nairobi, Stonecraft's agent
Fitzpagel Irishman, tracks then joins Helmson's safari
Umbrank & Silts whites on safari with Fitspagel and a hundred askari
Rakali Helmson's gun bearer
Mgonda a tracker for Helmson
Swifi Fitzpagel's head askari
Rahb a Shong, the real name of the Ben-go-utor
Hbarki Rahb's mate
Kurigi a Shelaba (tiny, green, non-human sub-pygmies)
Krangee tribesmen who live near the "Ghost Frog"
Dr. Springer Stonecraft's doctor
Saweetoo tribe which lives in the "City Made by God"
Hitcham Bevan's stockbroker
Eshawi king of the Saweetoo
Oyabato chief of the Ataya (superior to the Saweetoo)
Rafmana Toucher of Time, goddess-ruler of the Ataya
Kala Tarzan's foster mother, a great ape
Arinu & Watanu brother-sister Twins (from beyond the stars)
Tsapa & Ekweni brother-sister Twins (from beyond the stars)
Captain Fritz Scheider mistakenly killed by Tarzan to avenge Waziri deaths
Major Bolko Scheider killed by Tarzan to avenge (correctly) Wasiri deaths
Colonel Sigurd Schneider true identity of the Irishman Fitspagel
General Bolko Schneider (in Berlin) father of the Schneider brothers
Summary — Book Blurb
New York: Del Ray (Ballantine)


Tarzan's beloved mate, Jane, has been kidnapped, and the furious ape-man will let nothing stand in the way of rescuing her—not even a sinister safari whose target is Tarzan himself. With fierce Masai trackers leading the chase, a trio of white hunters is hell-bent on capturing the Jungle Lord. But as his pursuers close in on their prey with uncanny accuracy, Tarzan races toward even greater danger ahead.

For the trail leads to a bizarre, long-forgotten land boasting a multitude of strange and terrifying mysteries: the City Built by God, the Hideous Hunter, and, most shocking of all, the Crystal Tree of Time—whose seductive powers could lutimately spell Tarzan's doom...

Chapters there are 35 un-named chapters

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