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Dancing Bears
     

Dancing Bears

by Fred Saberhagen
 

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In 1906 much is changing in Russia, and on the huge Lohmatski estate a man-eating bear has attacked at least two men. When Gregori Lohmatski, an ardent hunter visiting London, receives the urgent summons home, he invites his American friend and fellow hunter, John Sherwood, to join him.
Russia is far stranger than Sherwood imagined. When he and Gregori arrive,

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In 1906 much is changing in Russia, and on the huge Lohmatski estate a man-eating bear has attacked at least two men. When Gregori Lohmatski, an ardent hunter visiting London, receives the urgent summons home, he invites his American friend and fellow hunter, John Sherwood, to join him.
Russia is far stranger than Sherwood imagined. When he and Gregori arrive, they find Greg’s father gone, apparently killed by the bear; his brother Maxim missing; his beautiful, revolution-minded sister Natalya barely evading the political police; and the loyal but superstitious peasants in an uproar.
The Lohmatski men, Sherwood learns, have long been pursued by rumors of their ability to change into bears. Sherwood finds himself on the run with Natalya. From the Russian police. From Maxim, who is not quite what he seems. And from the fate that will inevitably follow Sherwood’s wounding at the werebear’s claws.

Editorial Reviews

Weekly Press Philadelphia PA - A. Reviewer
Fred Saberhagen’s Dancing Bears is an exciting tale of an American hunter chased across pre-revolutionary Russia by a noble with the ability to turn into a bear.
Amazon - J. Gates
I really enjoyed reading this fantasy novel. I especially liked how Saberhagen interwove world history with a Russian fantasy setting. I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for fantasy from a different perspective than the standard semi-European background.
Book List - Roland Green
Saberhagen sets his imaginative historical fantasy in imperial Russia, about 1908-1909. Gregori Lohmatski invites John Sherwood, a young American big game hunter, to hunt a man-eating bear on his estate. … The secret behind all the frenzy lies in the tradition that the Lohmatski men are werebears, and the pursuit of this secret leads to a dazzling clilmax in an ice palace in the Far North.
Saberhagen's command of his chosen material is thoroughly competent.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016290492
Publisher:
JSS Literary Productions
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
379
Sales rank:
738,244
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Fred Saberhagen is widely published in many areas of speculative fiction. He is best known for his Berserker, Swords, and Dracula series. Less known are the myth based fantasies Books of the Gods. Fred also authored a number of non-series fantasy and science fiction novels and a great number of short stories. For more information on Fred visit his website: www.fredsaberhagen.com

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