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A Bait of Dreams

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They called the gems Ranga Eyes. They were beautiful crystals, cool and smooth. They opened doorways to magical realms, leading to escape, happiness, peace. But they exacted a terrible price for they were an incredible narcotic. After only a single use, they dragged you in, sucked your soul dry, leaving you to lingering death. — Where did they come from? And what really we ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published February 5th 1985 by DAW
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Recommended to Gaijinmama by: on my TBR shelves for 17 years!!
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A freed slave , a dancer and a juggler set out to destroy the source of a horrible addiction that has destroyed the life of many on their world.
This is a good, quick read with just enough humor and darkness to keep it balanced.
The cover says it's a fantasy but it has spaceships
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I'd call it science fiction and I'd give it a good solid 4 out of 5.
I sadly admit this book sat on my shelf for 17 years!!
Not only is it out of print, but the author passed away 10 years ago.
Here's a t
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Jo Clayton, whose parents named her after Jo in Little Women, was born and raised in Modesto, California. She and her three sisters shared a room and took turns telling each other bedtime stories. One of her sisters noted that Jo's stories were the best, and often contained science fiction and fantasy elements.

Clayton graduated from the University of California in 1963, Summa Cum Laude, and starte
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