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  1. Dreamsnake
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  2. Dreamsnake

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (44 reviews)
    Price R1289.00

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This is the haunting story of an extraordinary woman and her dangerous quest to reclaim her healing powers. Revered healer Snake must undertake a journey in search of the dreamsnake, whose bite eases the fear and pain of death.

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Vonda N. McIntyre
Houghton Mifflin Company
Houghton Mifflin Company
Houghton Mifflin Company
Houghton Mifflin Company
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is the novel that extends the original short story "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand". Story of a post-apocalyptic medic who uses snake venom (with alterations) to heal. This is her story of how she sets out to replace her dreamsnake after a treatment goes wrong and the valuable snake is killed. Good premise for the story, good characterisations, a bit of romance and good twist at the end. This is a story I go back to read again. Heartily recommended.
This is one of the best written books I have ever read. Even tough it was published in the 70's it stays on the edge of our knowledge and hints at many yet undiscovered possibilities for science. A bit like Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1), the universe unfolded is extremely rich and suggesting. The main plot follows Snake, a woman healer who uses a rattler, a cobra and an alien "dreamsnake" to help people. The background is a strange post apocalyptic world where high tech mingles with a society sent in some aspects back to the middle ages. This ageless book has followed me half around the world, and now and then when I retake it the pleasure of reading a master story is undiminished.
I love this book!
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