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Robin Wayne Bailey

Autor/a de Shadowdance

44+ obres 1,599 Membres 11 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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Obres de Robin Wayne Bailey

Shadowdance (1996) 207 exemplars
Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon: The Lake of Fire (1989) — Autor — 193 exemplars
Brothers of the Dragon (1992) 131 exemplars
Enchanter (1989) 124 exemplars
Frost (1983) 121 exemplars
Swords Against the Shadowland (1998) 103 exemplars
The Lost City of Zork (1991) 93 exemplars
Night Watch (Tsr Books) (1990) 86 exemplars
Skull Gate (1985) 81 exemplars
Wyvernwood (2003) 72 exemplars
Bloodsongs (Saga of Frost) (1986) 67 exemplars
Talisman (2004) 33 exemplars

Obres associades

Sword and Sorceress I (1984) — Col·laborador — 705 exemplars
Wings of Omen (1984) — Col·laborador — 682 exemplars
The Dead of Winter (1985) — Col·laborador — 616 exemplars
Blood Ties (1986) — Col·laborador — 512 exemplars
The Chick is in the Mail (2000) — Col·laborador — 417 exemplars
Sword and Sorceress IV (1987) — Col·laborador — 407 exemplars
Uneasy Alliances (1988) — Col·laborador — 391 exemplars
Stealers' Sky (1989) — Col·laborador — 351 exemplars
Turn the Other Chick (2004) — Col·laborador — 306 exemplars
Fantastic Alice (1995) — Col·laborador — 264 exemplars
Space Opera (1996) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
Catfantastic V (1999) — Col·laborador — 216 exemplars
Turning Points (2002) — Col·laborador — 214 exemplars
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Col·laborador — 209 exemplars
Witch Way to the Mall (2009) — Col·laborador — 151 exemplars
Revisions (2004) — Col·laborador — 150 exemplars
Women of War (2005) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
Strip Mauled (2009) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
The Shattered Sphere (1968) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Enemies of Fortune (2004) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Spells of Wonder (1989) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Shattered Shields (2014) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Fangs for the Mammaries (2010) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
Science Fiction: The Best of 2001 (2002) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Spell Fantastic (2000) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
Chicks and Balances (2015) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Heroes in Training (2007) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
X-Men Legends (X-Men (Marvel Paperback)) (2000) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Lace and Blade (2008) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Past Imperfect (2001) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Guardsmen of Tomorrow (2000) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Meltdown! (Richard Kasak Books) (1994) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Far Frontiers (2000) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Sword and Sorceress XXV (2010) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Absolute Magnitude (1997) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Future Net (1996) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Silicon Dreams (2001) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Lace and Blade 2 (2009) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age (2013) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Gifts of Darkover (2015) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Stars of Darkover (2014) — Editor — 24 exemplars
Sword and Sorceress 30 (2015) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Mission: Tomorrow (2015) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Sword and Sorceress 31 (2016) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Sword and Sorceress 29 (2014) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Sword and Sorceress 32 (2017) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Future Wars (2003) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Crossroads of Darkover (2018) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Tales of Zorro (2008) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Sword and Sorceress 34 (2019) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Realms of Darkover (2016) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Masques of Darkover (2017) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Worlds (1992) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Bizarre Dreams (1994) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Citadels of Darkover (2019) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Lace and Blade 4 (2018) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Lace and Blade 5 (2019) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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I disliked the first book so much I am not continuing the series.
 
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jezebellydancer | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 11, 2024 |
Innowen is cursed. And blessed. And cursed.

Born crippled, one night his life is changed forever when his caretaker is bitten by a snake. The beautiful witch who comes to his calls for help not only saves his caretaker's life, but gives Innowen back the use of his legs, for a price. Every night he can walk -- but he must dance. Once the sun rises, his legs are useless once again.

But worse; if anyone sees Innowen dance, they are forced to enact their deepest, darkest desire. And that leads to tremendous consequences, not only for Innowen, but for his closest friends, and for his nation.[return][return]Raised up out of the mud and adopted by a lord with a past of his own, he sets out on a quest to once again find that beautiful witch who saved his life, and discovers that little of his life is exactly as it has seemed to be.

A dark fantasy in the truest sense, Shadowdance is a bronze aged exploration of the meaning of love, life and the essence of what is good or evil. Honestly, there is very little magic involved in this book – what is there, aside from the beginning of the book and Innowen’s salvation, is subtle, and only used by the witch.

Shadowdance is the very definition of a character-driven fantasy novel. The plot in this book is thin and sometimes very secondary, while Innowen’s own self-discovery remains paramount. But that’s okay, because if the plot was more dominant, the book simply wouldn’t work.

The plot itself is based on Innowen’s search for the witch, a quest that was inspired by his love. This leads to a number of different questions about love, as Innowen attempts to discover what love truly is. The search for the meaning of love covers a number of different areas, and doesn’t shy away from some of the darker topics, including that of rape, and the feelings of guilt and feelings of self-blame that follow it. Bailey also explores homosexual love, and how it can grow out of the extremes of friendship and loyalty; in the time period he chose to base his book, love between two men was not ethically questionable, which allowed him to talk about it without any of the ensuing baggage that might accompany it in any other setting. For his treatment of it, I applaud him.

I must admit that I don't tend to like Robin Wayne Bailey's books. A lot of them tend to come across as really shallow to me, but this one is worth a look. I've always enjoyed the absolute uniqueness of this storyline. So, if you are looking for a book to torment your soul, pass this one by. If you’re looking for epic fantasy, don’t bother. If you really like character-driven fantasy and/or enjoyed Lynn Flewelling's The Bone Doll's Twin, or the definitely take a look at this book. It’s dark, but not too much so, and definitely asks an interesting question. It reminds me a lot of a thought experiment more than a fantasy novel, and it works very well for what it is.
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lyrrael | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 3, 2023 |
Definitely not fine literature, nor even fine fantasy. But fun to read nevertheless. Too much modern fantasy does not read this way: fun, not too serious.
 
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MarkLacy | May 29, 2022 |

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Obres
44
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59
Membres
1,599
Popularitat
#16,125
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
11
ISBN
53
Llengües
1
Preferit
3

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