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Fire Dancer Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1982

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: New Amer Library (Mm); 2nd Printing edition (November 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451119398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451119391
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #373,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 18 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great pulp sci-fi adventure Oct. 10 2005
By cadence - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I read the unfinished Dancer series (Fire Dancer, Dancer's Luck and Dancer's Illusion) as a kid and I wanted to re-read the books as an adult. I bought a used book online and it's even better than I remembered.

It's very much a pulp sci-fi (almost fantasy) adventure series. This book is in the romance section because of her other books, but this truly is an action adventure story not a romance.

Ann Maxwell does a great job at writing compelling characters. The fire dancer Rheba is exotic and exciting. Her mentor Kirtn, the furry Bre'n, is an interesting and unexpected counterpoint. Additional side characters are so interesting that I wish she had written whole books about them such as the mercenary fighters on planet Loo. When I read the book as a kid, I didn't care for the young boy (I don't want to give too much away so I'll stop there), but now I have more empathy for his character. Maxwell is just extremely creative.

Another strength to her writing is that she keeps the plot moving fast. Every chapter ends with a cliffhanger or some other twist on the story. This book is an easy, fun read with some sparkling creativity.

On the downside, the main characters get a little too lucky a little too often toward the end.... there are some gaps in believability that allow the plot to keep moving at a lightning pace. However, the book is so enjoyable that my only real complaint is that I wish she had written more books!
5.0 out of 5 stars Go for the three in the series. Then you too will ask for more. June 22 2015
By Daphne Sanderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
The first of three in her series. Love the Fire Dancer and her B'ren. You must get all three and then ask for more.
4.0 out of 5 stars loved the story Feb. 17 2009
By Jaded and Funny - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
i wish there was a REAL ending to this series...not some lame "to be continued" thing...maybe someday!!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful story that has an engaging plot and vivid characters April 14 2006
By Donji Cullenbine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Both the plot and the characters are vivid and engaging. The main and supporting characters are unique, interesting, and have detailed backgrounds (details are hinted at just enough to be fascinating but not slow down the plot). The universe is well thought out and populated with all sorts of amazing, strange, and internally consistent beings and cultures. The plot moves fast, and it is impossible to put this book down until finished. If she writes more in this series, I will mail Ann Maxwell a kilo of chocolate and a dozen roses, for brightening my weekend. And if she doesn't return to this series, I will remain glad she gave us these delightful three books to appreciate.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Science Fiction at it's most enjoyable Jan. 28 2001
By Jean - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm not certain why this series has been placed in the romance section, there really isn't any romance involved, it should be placed in the sci-fi section!

Firedancer is the story of a young girl who has lost her planet and people in the supernova of her system's sun. As far as she knows, only she and her Bre'n (her partner-protector-symbiote, not reproductively compatible) have escaped. As she seeks other of her kind who might have been off-planet for the disaster, she runs into more trouble than she expected...

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