- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: PublishAmerica (March 17, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591297451
- ISBN-13: 978-1591297451
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,051,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Skye Dancer Paperback – March 17, 2003
Top Customer Reviews
See, there are people, innocent folks, in and around the little Native American fishing village on the coast of Washington state who are turning up missing or, worse, dead. Skye Dancer's mother was one of the unfortunate victims. But why? What happened? Who dunnit? There seemed to be no end to the possible suspects.
For example, what about that mysterious old man living out in the dense, damp, rain-soaked woods near the village? Who is that burly, old stranger out there that some have come to know simply as "the prospector"? Is he really a prospector? And could there be some connection between him and the unexplained deaths? Or is it all due to something else? This is, after all, the region known for its reports of Bigfoot, the Sasquatch, not to mention the strange and dreaded creature of local legend known as the Tsiatco, or "Stick Injun" that preys on young women. And then there's the serene but, some say, haunted Lake Odawa. Could there be something in the lake? Hmm...?
And what about that beautiful Native American girl, Skye Dancer? What is the meaning behind her eerie visions? Oh, and did I mention the pit? The creepy, deep, dark pit up on Wolf's Head Mountain? What... or who... is in there? And does it have anything to do with Skye?
I won't spoil the story by saying any more.Read more ›
Lila Pinord brings the Pacific Northwest setting to life in this beautifully crafted novel. In the small Native American community at Lake Odawa, everyone knows everyone else. Even the old prospector who moves to the area eventually becomes known around town as the years pass. He's a harmless old fellow who buys milkshakes for the children. Lake Odawa seems a typical small town. People hunt, fish, enjoy the magnificent outdoors, and quietly go about their lives in a seemingly idyllic setting. Of course, there are ghosts and legends. And stories about people who have gone missing over the years.
At the beginning of the story, it seems as though the locals take the disappearances in stride. After all, they are in a wilderness setting where danger can lurk in the middle of nature's beauty. And people might decide to move and not say where they're going. But then bodies start turning up and it's apparent the victims have been ambushed and brutally murdered.
The suspense starts slowly, draws you in, and then builds to a point where you can't put the book down. The characters seem real and once you learn the plight of Jessie and Summer Dancer, you will have to follow Skye Dancer as she risks her life to come to the rescue.
A great read with a satisfying ending.
I might be off here or there on my measurements but let me tell you; the ingredients are what count.
In Skye Dancer, Lila L. Pinord has brought together the right recipe for a story I can only describe with words previously used by reviewers: creepy and hair - raising.
I enjoyed this tale very much, however; and I can NOT recommend it to be read....in the dark with JUST a reading light...
Rebecca Lerwill, author of 'Relocating Mia'.
SKYE DANCER is one of RebeccasReads best of the year!
My only issue with this book is it lacks true chronological sequencing. That could just be me and my simple mind, but I like to read things in the order they happened.
Alan Black, author The Friendship Stones (An Ozark Mountain Series Book 1)
In each of Ms. Pinord's books, the Native Americn culture is almost a character. Indeed Ms. Pinord was raised on the Quinnault Indian Reservation in Washington, and grew up learning what most cultures have forgotten to do to their descendents, their cultures' history.
In Skye Dancer she creates one nasty villian, Charlie Crane. He is this creepy man who hangs around Lake Odawa...he gives everyone the creeps..
One day. long ago, a beautiful young Native American woman, Jessie Dancer, disappears. In those days, sometimes women were taken from other tribes as wives, but she didn't have that fate. Charlie Crane confused Jessie with a long lost woman in his life. He tries to make a home with Jessie - but she fights and will not talk to him.
She then switches tactics and starts to be nice, and tries to run away only to be thrown into a pit like an animal.
Years later, Jessie's oldest daughter Skye becomes a part of the solution to the mystery by the help of her friends and the love of her mother.
The ending is one of the most beautiful and spiritual I have read in a long time.
Love and spirit comquer evil - may take a while...but...
An excellent read - all of Lila Pinord's books are excellent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved reading this captivating book. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, the picture Ms. Pinord paints of the setting for her characters is vivid in my mind. Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Ashley Gilbert
Skye Dancer by Lila Pinord is a thriller that leaves you tense with fear after each chapter, but still wanting more. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Fran Orenstein
Having already read "Min's Monster" by Lila Pinord and loving it, I decided to read "Skye Dancer" to see whether her storytelling skills continued in this novel. Read morePublished on August 8, 2010 by Lorna Rainey
While I'm not sure if Lila is Native American, I am certain she can tell a story about the Native Americans and you feel like part of their culture and their history. Read morePublished on March 20, 2010 by Joel M. Andre
A very eery tale will bring you wanting to read more as you turn the pages in this well, created novel by Lila Pinord. Read morePublished on October 16, 2008 by Angela M. Hooper
For twenty years, people have gone missing in the small community of Lake Odawa. Since most of them were strangers or temporary residents, the locals rarely paid much attention. Read morePublished on October 7, 2008 by Debra Purdy Kong
The abduction Of Jessie Dancer,her time in captivity,birth of a daughter,and her eventual murder by a madman whom no one suspects. Read morePublished on September 30, 2008 by John P.
How can this magnificent book be out of print?
Skye Dancer is a beautiful and lush landscape full of dazling imagry mixed in a fast paced indian murder mystery. Read more
A young girl, Skye Dancer, has to live with the torment of losing her mother at an early age. Raised by her father, Skye is lonely, drawn to once place to seek comfort. Read morePublished on May 14, 2008 by Tracy B. Evans