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The Danger Dance

(Merculians #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Life and death action and intrigue aboard a military space vessel!

A startling command from the dreaded Praetan brings chaos into the tranquil lives of hermaphrodites Eulio and his lover Orosin. Using the tour of the Merculian National Dance Company where Eulio is a star as cover, they board the Wellington, a militaristic starship that values nothing they believe in. Someo
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published March 14th 2019 by Crossroad Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jul 04, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I'm not an ardent fan or follower of science fiction or fantasy literature, I hold the authors from this genre in the highest regard, simply because they are responsible for creating worlds and characters that exist in their imaginations only, yet they have to somehow make their worlds familiar (or at least interesting) to the reader. In her sci-fi espionage thriller The Danger Dance, author Caro Soles introduces us to the futuristic world of a pair of Merculian hermaphrodites, Beny and Eu ...more
Charlotte Kinzie
The Danger Dance (Merculians #1) by Caro Soles: This book was a tough one for me. I love the genres of science fiction and fantasy. This one didn't really fit the bill for me. Perhaps I'm not part of the intended audience.

I liked the fact that there was a mixture of alien races involved in the plot. The Merculians were quite an interesting race although I found their self-proclaimed label of "hermaphrodite" difficult to read and feel as though the author should have used "intersex". The use of a
Morgane Krauth
Thank you to Netgalley and Crossroad Press for providing me with an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed most of this book as it is very character-driven and that is my thing but I didn't think it was amazing in any way ; I particularly didn't think the writing was anything special.

What I really enjoyed were all the different species and especially the Merculians as they are hermaphrodite. I was a bit surprised by how many (sometimes pretty graphic) sex scenes were
Nancy Kilpatrick
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sci Fi and cozy mystery readers
Recommended to Nancy by: The Book Club
This novel came to me via The Book Club on Facebook and I was delighted to find it. I loved this book. I`d not read a book about hermaphrodites until this one and these fun characters are artfully constructed and fit right into this modern world of ours—well done! There`s a solid plot too, woven in with lots of charming characterization that is utterly fascinating. And this is also the world of dance on the planet Merculian. I came away thinking of this as a space opera, or a kind of sci fi-myst ...more
Chris Tunnicliffe
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book full of danger and intrigue set on board a ship going from planet to planet. Eulio and ben are lovers who find themselves involved in a mystery. What unfolds is lots of secrets amid lots of danger.
Noone knows who to trust and the pairs love is put under strain. The setting was different than the usual thriller but a great read.
Kamini Mehta
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eulio and Ben have an interesting relationship. They may be alien, but the basic relationship issues seem very human. Ambition, intrigue, secret affairs, what is really going on? Who can be trusted?
Sep 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Life and death action and intrigue aboard a military space vessel!"


"In this SPARKLING FUTURIST ROMP, Caro Soles has taken some classic science fiction devices from (circa) the 1930s -- distant worlds of myth, hierarchy, the wicked and good arts, space travel with swashbuckling action and intrigue, all in a setting chic enough to make any art deco queen swoon, and imbued them with a tingling subversity of gender, sexuality, and goose-bumping excitement. Even better, SOLES CAN R
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Caro Soles Bio

My novels include mysteries, erotica, gay lit, the occasional bit of dark fantasy, and science fiction. I received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada for my work in the mystery field, was short listed for the Lambda Literary Award, the Aurora, and the Stoker Award. I live in Toronto with my long suffering husband, ,and love dachshunds, books, opera and ballet

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Merculians (3 books)
  • The Abulon Dance
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