I loved this book! It was wonderful. As a girl, I had always loved the brute masculinity that Tarzan, and later Jack, show so well, but at the same time I wished for a female with the same powers of cunning, speed, and courage. The addition of Meriem to the Tarzan tales was perfect. Now all the little girls introduced to the books have a person to role play and imagine being. The love story was also a great addition, for once Jack took to the jungle he needed his "Jane" and who better than a french Princess turned Arab waif turned jungle queen. This book is spectactular, and any Tarzan lover must read it!