The Last Dancer [NOOK Book]


Reviews for The Tales of the Continuing Time

“Ambitious, successful... the stuff of high drama – achievement, tragedy, love, heroism, loyalty, dreams – handled easily ...
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The Last Dancer

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Reviews for The Tales of the Continuing Time

“Ambitious, successful... the stuff of high drama – achievement, tragedy, love, heroism, loyalty, dreams – handled easily ... If Moran can keep this up, he will gift us with one of the greatest series in memory. Don't miss.” – Tom Easton, Analog

“A fine, fast ride.” – Locus

“Full of intrigue, excitingly presented against an original and well-thought out background.” – Asimov’s

The Last Dancer is the third volume in the science fiction epic Tales of the Continuing Time.

The year is 2076. Three survivors of the Castanaveras genie massacre will help Occupied America celebrate her tricentennial in renewed revolution. For Trent the Uncatchable and twin telepaths, David and Denice, nothing is certain – not the future, not 60,000 years of human history, not even their loyalty to each other.

All four books in the series, Emerald Eyes, The Long Run, The Last Dancer, and the long-awaited newest installment, The AI War: The Big Boost are now on sale as e-books.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Moran ( The Long Run ) continues his multivolume 21st-century adventure with a complex but lifeless story. The Manhattan-based Unification government controls the earth, but rebellion brews in Occupied America as the American Revolution's tricentennial approaches. Denice Castanaveras, one of only two genetically engineered telepaths to escape destruction by Unification forces (the other is her missing twin brother, David) enters political life by becoming a bodyguard (and later, lover) of Unification Councilor Douglass Ripper, whose own agenda involves preventing U.N. Secretary General Charles Eddore from grabbing long-term power in this unstable period. However, the Unification rulers do not suspect that a high-ranking rebel called Obodi is actually Gi'Suei'Obodi'Sedon, an alien religious heretic who was banished from his own world thousands of years ago. By detouring through Obodi's past and Denice's ``gift'' and focusing on colorful details (makeup implants, the computer InfoNet and artificially souped-up soldiers of the Unification forces) instead of character development, Moran effectively prevents tension from building in his tale. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013451902
  • Publisher:
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Series: Tales of the Continuing Time Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 690,526
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Keys Moran is a writer and the father of five children.
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  • Posted November 23, 2012

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    I began my reading of Moran's work with this novel. Novel? Only

    I began my reading of Moran's work with this novel. Novel? Only in the sense that it is composed of words that tell a story, but make no mistake, This is a Herculean undertaking. Both for the author and for his readers. It is a huge, overpowering edifice of a book, reminiscent at times of a blend of Frank Herbert's Dune sensibilities and self-conscious intrigues, GRR Martin's grasp of strategy and warfare and an epic-length tale of humanity's origins in the manner of L. Ron Hubbard. If that sounds strange... well, it is strange, but it also works.

    It is ostensibly the story of a young woman who is an outsider in every sense of the word, child of dead parents, branded outlaws in the world which followed the war that took their lives. She is in the process of becoming... something not yet human and not truly ethereal, but somehow both. She is also searching for her twin brother. The remaining world spins on under the thumb of a totalitarian regime that is under the belief they are doing good for mankind, while killing self-expression and dissent in the name of unified democracy. There are several forces at work here, none is easy to understand beyond their thirst for power. At some point in the constantly evolving narrative, the entire monumental tale morphs into a vaguely Tolkienesque morality play.

    On my reader, it came in at 1498 pages. About 3/4 of the way through, I became convinced that I had been issued a challenge to read it through, and that helped sustain me. I'm not saying that this book was light in sustenance, more that there was so much to ponder and consider and digest, that the meal became a bit too rich and indigestion set in. At its end, along with relief, I also read a chapter of incredibly rich prose, beautifully finessed words leading to a conclusion that while somewhat unexpected, was certainly satisfying. If you have the patience and abi8lity to connect with a book for a long-term relationship, I recommend it as an introduction to many academic concepts you'll enjoy and characters that will amaze and confound you as your perceptions shift before your eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2006

    A must read

    This book was Highly entertaining and also Had a little of everything in it : ) Very exciting.

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