|Plot Summary of Conquerors' Pride|
|"The first book in the Conquerors' Trilogy, Conquerors' Pride sets up a story with multi-faceted plots. A first contact with an alien race (the Zirrh, or Conquerors) ends in disaster and the son of a wealthy and politically powerful man is captured. The father starts planning a rescue mission, which his other son will lead, and stumbles onto a conspiracy to cover up the biggest secret in the galaxy. An agent of the CommonWealth chases him across the galaxy. Meanwhile, the daughter is marooned on a planet being invaded by the Zirrh, and the human politicians are debating if they should use a doomsday weapon against this new race. As with many Zahn books: it is hard to decide who the main character is; the politics are very realistic, as well as the character development; and there is constant action or political intrigue and some very unique ideas."
JJ, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Conquerors' Pride|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fighter (air/space) pilot
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an entire race
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- neutral aliens
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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