Award-winning author Christie Golden has written over thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and several original fantasy novels. An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world (Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King) with a trilogy in the works.
When the riverboat on which she works as a dancer docks at a
zombie-plagued island known as Sourange, Larissa Snowmane must rely on
the help of the swamp creatures to save her soul.
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This the the third in the Ravenloft series and once I read it, it left me with a desire to read the others. By the end of the book I felt as though I had walked with the main character side by side in her trails.
This was a great book and it really draws you into the characters, allowing you to bleed with them.
She was beautiful, lost and alone and he adopted her as a small child, drawn in by her beauty and grace. Now, decades later he's come to collect. They ride a riverboat run off of a secret magic that none of the cast and crew questions. All they know is that they're not allowed to sing into and out of port, or outside of the plays. It doesn't matter to most of them, until their Captain goes mad for his adopted daughter and she flees into the swamps. She's older, but still gorgeous and talented, and she's determined to fight her way free from this nightmare, no matter what the cost- and it will be high. To pay it, she defies a terrifying Baron of the swamps and learns the Dance of the Dead. Magic itself falls in love with her, and might die to save her. It's time for the secrets to be told... Tatianna Anne Jindra On YouTube BadFantasyRx https://badfantasyrx.blogspot.com/2016/10/dance-of-dead-ravenloft.html
An abysmal read fraught with silliness! I can hardly believe that this book is termed horror it belongs under the heading of comical! For instance, zombie eating killer bunny rabbits that talk, glowing balls of light that wander about supposedly doing something other than glow, carnivorous swamp trees, a plant maiden that periodically roots herself to gain strength through the earth, and most ridiculously kindly asking trees if you may jump though them to another section of the island. Also, the whole concept of the power harnessing 'dances' is absurd. I can hardly believe that a corrupt realm such as Ravenloft would have 'good' powers that could be harnessed from various silly dances and being kind to trees. This book is not worthy of the Ravenloft title. A thoroughly dissatisfying and torturous read!