Dreamsnake Author:Vonda Mcintyre They called the healer Snake, and she bore the name proudly, for the medicine she distilled form the venom of the viper she carried with her was a potent cure; and the soothing power of her other companion, the alien dreamsnake, banished fear. But the primitive ignorance of those she served killed her dreamsnake and wrecked her career, for dream... more »snakes were dreadfully rare, and Center would not grant her another.
Snake's only hope was to find a new dreamsnake, and on her quest, she was pursued by two implacable followers, one driven by love, one by fear and need.« less
A very good, entertaining read. The book isn't very "deep" in terms of ideas/philosophies, however the plot is great and the main character is very likable. I do wish the author had gone into more detail about why the environment was the way it is, who the people in the stone city were, etc. It's definitely a book that (I think) requires a sequel. So, it was disappointing to get to the end and have all these unfinished/unexplained bits. Nevertheless, I would recommend this to other sci-fi fans.