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The City of
Gold and Lepers
In The Troglodytes of Mount Everest (1929), young Francis Ardan, who has just earned his title of Doctor, embarks for a cruise around the world, but ends up fighting Mendax, a science pirate, master of a super-powered flying machine and submarine built according to the late Captain Nemo's designs.
In The Giants of Black Lake (1931), Doc Ardan, comes across a hidden city in Siberia ruled by the fearsome Kizill Kaya, Comte de Bertheville, a 250-year-old alchemist who has created an army of giant spiders and other colossal creatures to guard his lair and conquer the world.
Scientist and world-saving explorer Doctor Ardan was created in 1928, five years before Doc Savage. These two ground-breaking SF adventures have been translated by award-winning authors Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier.