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Title:
I dare
Author:
Lee, Sharon.
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Edition:
First MM Publishing edition.
Publication Information:
Decatur, GA : Meisha Merlin Publishing, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
467 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A Liaden universe novel"--Cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781892065124

9781892065032
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Book

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The enemies of Korval have offered Pat Rin the Ring that would make all of Korval's holdings his own, and a Juntavas Judge has offered Pat Rin a world. When he appears with hired guns in tow, no one knows what he'll do. Pat Rin is a gambling man, and on his wild-card shoulders the fate of his Clan, his world, his civilization.


Author Notes

Sharon Lee is an author 'Writing from Maine'. She has written fiction in three genres -- fantasy, science fiction, and mystery.

Sharon is the only person to have served as executive director, vice president, and president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA).

Lee's books are award winners. Scout's Progress was the first place winner of the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002 and was chosen by the Romantic Times book reviewers as Best Science Fiction novel of 2002; Local Custom placed second for the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002; Balance of Trade received the Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction novel of 2004. Sharon writes extensively in the Liaden Universe.

Sharon Lee lives in Maine with her husband and co-author Steve Miller.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Sharon Lee is an author 'Writing from Maine'. She has written fiction in three genres -- fantasy, science fiction, and mystery.

Sharon is the only person to have served as executive director, vice president, and president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA).

Lee's books are award winners. Scout's Progress was the first place winner of the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002 and was chosen by the Romantic Times book reviewers as Best Science Fiction novel of 2002; Local Custom placed second for the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2002; Balance of Trade received the Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction novel of 2004. Sharon writes extensively in the Liaden Universe.

Sharon Lee lives in Maine with her husband and co-author Steve Miller.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Even though this is the seventh and concluding volume of the Agents of Change sequence set in the Liaden Universe, it's enticing enough to captivate readers new to Lee and Miller's series. The members of Clan Korval are so far-flung and out of touch owing to battles and politics that it's impossible to know where anyone is or if anyone is still alive. Val Con yos'Phelium fights for his life in a catastrophe unit while his lifemate finds their link slipping away, but salvation may be in the hands of two giant turtlelike beings. Pat Rin yos'Phelium's adventures on a backward Terran planet are the easiest to follow as he cleverly takes control with the help of two hired guns. Any reader familiar with the series will definitely check this out, and new Lee fans will seek previous volumes to find out how this remarkable family got into its enticing adventures. The combination of wit, relationships, and space opera may appeal to readers of Lois McMaster Bujold. --Diana Tixier Herald


Publisher's Weekly Review

Followers of the Liaden Universe in particular and aficionados of intelligent space opera in general will be thoroughly entertained by Lee and Miller's latest episode in the far-future, star-spanning adventures of Clan Korval on the planet Liad. In this immediate sequel to Plan B (1999), which is recommended reading for those who wish to get the most out of this one, the action is nonstop from the first page, as the members of Clan Korval, fleeing from the Department of the Interior, aid their allies of Clan Erob in defeating the invasion of the Yxtrangs, a nasty militarized culture with overtones of ancient Sparta. The Department hopes to neutralize all clan members, except for the last Korval on Liad, the ne'er-do-well Pat Rin yos'Phelium, whom they intend to turn into a puppet. But Pat Rin has unexpected depths, no use for the Department's plans and several schemes of his own. Meanwhile, the Department tracks Val Con yos'Phelium, a former Agent of Change for the Department, to his hideout, hoping to capture him alive and use him "as both bait and bridle to the remainder of Korval." A cliff-hanger ending leaves a number of story lines unresolved until, hopefully, the next title in the series. Purely escapist this book may be (perhaps not a bad thing at this moment in history), but the authors' craftsmanship is top-notch, recalling the work of Elizabeth Moon and Lois McMaster Bujold, as well as, at a less exalted level, the military SF of writers like Robert Frezza. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Even though this is the seventh and concluding volume of the Agents of Change sequence set in the Liaden Universe, it's enticing enough to captivate readers new to Lee and Miller's series. The members of Clan Korval are so far-flung and out of touch owing to battles and politics that it's impossible to know where anyone is or if anyone is still alive. Val Con yos'Phelium fights for his life in a catastrophe unit while his lifemate finds their link slipping away, but salvation may be in the hands of two giant turtlelike beings. Pat Rin yos'Phelium's adventures on a backward Terran planet are the easiest to follow as he cleverly takes control with the help of two hired guns. Any reader familiar with the series will definitely check this out, and new Lee fans will seek previous volumes to find out how this remarkable family got into its enticing adventures. The combination of wit, relationships, and space opera may appeal to readers of Lois McMaster Bujold. --Diana Tixier Herald


Publisher's Weekly Review

Followers of the Liaden Universe in particular and aficionados of intelligent space opera in general will be thoroughly entertained by Lee and Miller's latest episode in the far-future, star-spanning adventures of Clan Korval on the planet Liad. In this immediate sequel to Plan B (1999), which is recommended reading for those who wish to get the most out of this one, the action is nonstop from the first page, as the members of Clan Korval, fleeing from the Department of the Interior, aid their allies of Clan Erob in defeating the invasion of the Yxtrangs, a nasty militarized culture with overtones of ancient Sparta. The Department hopes to neutralize all clan members, except for the last Korval on Liad, the ne'er-do-well Pat Rin yos'Phelium, whom they intend to turn into a puppet. But Pat Rin has unexpected depths, no use for the Department's plans and several schemes of his own. Meanwhile, the Department tracks Val Con yos'Phelium, a former Agent of Change for the Department, to his hideout, hoping to capture him alive and use him "as both bait and bridle to the remainder of Korval." A cliff-hanger ending leaves a number of story lines unresolved until, hopefully, the next title in the series. Purely escapist this book may be (perhaps not a bad thing at this moment in history), but the authors' craftsmanship is top-notch, recalling the work of Elizabeth Moon and Lois McMaster Bujold, as well as, at a less exalted level, the military SF of writers like Robert Frezza. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved