|Plot Summary of Deathstalker|
Owen Deathstalker was the leader of the Deathstalker family, which had a distinguished history serving the vast, human-dominated Empire. But he eschewed the paranoid world of Imperial aristocrats to live as a peaceful historian. Then, out of the Blue, the Empress Lionstone "outlaws" him and next thing he knows, his own security detail is hunting him to collect the bounty on his head. While on the run, he meets up with a female outlaw Hazel d'Ark, who helps him escape to Mistword, a planet populated with outlaws fleeing Imperial authority. While there, he learns that his late father set up a network of contacts to help him start a rebellion against the cruel Empress. Of course, as he builds a trusted coterie to help him, there is a traitor in their midst.
This synopsis report prepared by Robert
Owen Deathstalker is a young nobleman who wants to lead a quiet life until he is targeted for death courtesy of the evil empress Lionstone IV. He now must lead a rebellion to topple her brutal galactic empire.This novel has everything:
humor, intrigue, and avalanche of action. Green throws everything but the kitchen sink at you in a breakneck narrative that includes: cyborgs, elves, telepaths, bloodthirsty aliens, sinister A.I., and a villainess that make Darth Vader look like Gandhi!
This synopsis report prepared by RODNEY POWELL
|Chapter Analysis of Deathstalker|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 25%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 25%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- super strength
- is very quick
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
- futuristic human warship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- big overbuilt futuristic city
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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