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The River of Dancing Gods [Kindle Edition]

Jack L. Chalker

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Something strange happens to Joe and Marge on the way to El Paso. They run into Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, a strange wizard who informs them that they are going to die in nineteen minutes and eighteen seconds.

But they also have a choice. They can abandon the current world by taking a ferryboat across the Sea of Dreams to a new life in a new world, full of magic, fairies and wonder.

But along with all its wonders, the new world is also the site of an ancient battle still being fought between the forces of Evil and Good, and the forces of Hell threaten to unleash perpetual darkness.

Joe and Marge not only need their wits to survive in this unpredictable and dangerous world, but must somehow help prevent the oncoming Armageddon.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 572 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612420834
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Phoenix Pick (April 15 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover! Oct. 26 2012
By molokaigirl007 - Published on
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What can I say about The River of Dancing Gods? It's terrific, engaging, and timeless! Please don't let the cheesy cover fool you. The original cover was better! This book was first published in 1984 I believe, and I did not come across it until 1997 or so. I borrowed it from a friend (who is now my husband :)) and immediately fell in love with it. The genre falls into the Fantasy/Adventure category. In a way you can compare it to other great Fantasy/Adventures like Lord of the Rings and numerous others, meaning it has wars, faeries, magic, romance, etc. (But let's be honest, Lord of the Rings is in a league all of it's own.) Anyways, the humor in Dancing Gods is what sets it apart. Some of the humor is easy to catch, but some of it is so "behind the scenes" you might not catch it at first. I was just out of high school when I first read this book, and as I've gotten older and wiser to the world I find a lot of parallelles that I never picked up on before. And to FINALLY have Dancing Gods as an e-book?! YAY!!!! There are a total of five books in The Dancing Gods series. All of the books are great, but it's this book, The River of Dancing Gods, that will pull you in and make you a fan forever! So in closing, ignore the cover, grab this book, make a pot of coffee or hot chocolate and be transported to a world that is like ours in many ways, yet so different!

Below is a list of all the books in this series:

The Dancing Gods series

The River of Dancing Gods, Del Rey, 1984 (ISBN 0-345-30892-1)

Demons of the Dancing Gods, Del Rey, 1984 (ISBN 0-345-30893-X)

Vengeance of the Dancing Gods, Del Rey, July, 1985 (ISBN 0-345-31549-9)

Songs of the Dancing Gods, Del Rey, August, 1990 (ISBN 0-345-34799-4)

Horrors of the Dancing Gods, 1994 (ISBN 0-345-37692-7)

The Dancing Gods: Part One, Del Rey, November, 1995 (ISBN 0-345-40246-4). This is an omnibus volume containing The River of Dancing Gods and Demons of the Dancing Gods

The Dancing Gods II, Del Rey, September, 1996 (ISBN 0-345-40771-7). This is an omnibus volume containing Vengeance of the Dancing Gods and Songs of the Dancing Gods
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4.0 out of 5 stars I've Loved this Book for almost 30 years now May 19 2012
By Geoffrey A. Snyder - Published on
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Its wonderful that Chalker's novels are coming out as ebooks and I was excited when I was the first book in this series has been released. I loved it as a teen when it first came out in 1984 and I still enjoy it today. It's a light read and more than just a little tongue in cheek. Some great fun is poked at traditional epic fantasy creatures and devices ranging from a magical sword named Irving to a wizard who looks like Santa Claus to Rules requiring beautiful women to be scantily clad in warm climates .... This is an extremely amusing book.

But, with all it's lightheartedness, this is an epic fantasy that is written by someone who loves the genre enough to tell a complex story set in a well built world. There is some grit to it and that's part of what makes it work. The good guys are just people with strengths and weaknesses and are not necessarily all bright and shiny, the bad guys are more than just pure evil constructs. People can die and horrible things can happen. It feels like its set in a real world where real things can happen.

Oh, and ignore the cover. This book is much better than the cover suggests.

This is good fantasy and the first book in a great series. I think you should just get it, read it and enjoy yourself.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable Aug. 29 2014
By Sodamoca - Published on
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I will admit upfront that four stars is probably a harsh review and would not be fair to most authors it is only fair because my respect for Mr. Chalker is so high. I have yet to read the other books in this series so my minor complaint may prove entirely unfounded but here it is: the barbarian hero was basically a wimp. He was undone by magic consistently had only one fight he came out of successfully without serious wounds and that was against hotel clerks. I was expecting Conan the barbarian and got Conan O'Brian. In personality and interaction he is probably still my favorite but I kind of hope he gets a bit more prowess as the series goes on. Again to keep this in perspective for most authors only one disappointment would be wonderful but after my love affair with the Well World Books I have high expectations from this excellent author.
4.0 out of 5 stars High fantasy June 17 2014
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From an author with a strong sense of sci-fi, Chalked does an amazing job. Setting amazing scenes with rules that any fantasy fan would recognize,Chalked manages to drag one in, and even twist some humor into normally droll subjects. Worth the read.
5.0 out of 5 stars as great as I remember June 2 2014
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I read this book when it first came out and loved it as a teenager. Having rediscovered it as an adult, I enjoyed it every bit and more. The story is timeless and should appeal to anyone. Enjoy!

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