Introduction


proofs of the first five volumes of seven of the Second Edition of The Stone Dance of the Chameleon

The Stone Dance of the Chameleon is a story that was initially published as a traditional fantasy trilogy with traditional fantasy covers. It is fantasy, but perhaps not what is generally expected from that genre. Some reviewers have called it science fiction, and 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. Issues that threaten us are at its heart, and our time and our history appear in it from an oblique perspective. Grim and bloody and cruel, it demonstrates how compassion can become the most terrible weapon of all.

© 2019 Ricardo Pinto