|Plot Summary of In the Shadow of Death|
|"A backwater system in the Deklan Oligarchy, the Four Suns hides a sinister plot to destabilize the Serrll Combine government. An Envoy is sent to uncover the scheme before the Serrll explodes into factional turmoil. Having ‘volunteered' as a military aide to the Envoy, First Scout Terrllss-rr uncovers the link between slavery and plans to cede the Four Suns. That knowledge marks him for death. Fleeing, his survival blister crashes on Anar'on, the fabled world of the Wanderer nomads. Terr is found in the deep desert, lost, without memory, without a past. To restore himself, Terr undergoes training in the Discipline. Facing the god of Death, he receives more than he bargained for."
Stefan Vucak, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of In the Shadow of Death|
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Coming of age
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive
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- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
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- state secrets
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- navy soldier
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- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
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