Introduction


Transworld 'The Chosen', Ivory Tower Press 'The Masters' and 'The Chosen'

The Stone Dance of the Chameleon was initially published as a traditional fantasy trilogy with traditional fantasy covers, and is now being published in a new revised edition with my own covers. It is fantasy, but perhaps not what is generally expected from that genre. Some reviewers have even described it as science fiction; in some ways, it is that too.

The Stone Dance is a tale of love, and a coming of age story. It is an epic set in a world of wonder and terror, a world ravaged by war and oppression, and describes the struggle to overcome these. The same sort of issues that threaten us today are at its heart, and our time and our history appear in it from an oblique perspective. Grim and bloody and cruel, it seeks to demonstrate how compassion can become the most terrible weapon of all.

© 2020 Ricardo Pinto