|Plot Summary of Nightwings|
NIGHTWINGS is a novel published in 1969.
In 10000 years, the Earth population will be divided into different Guilds. The members of The Guild of the Watchers must observe the sky their whole lives long waiting for an alien attack. When it finally happens, Earth cannot resist and is soon under the control of an ancient race coming for revenge. The hero of NIGHTWINGS is an old ex-Watcher who, under the disguise of a member of the Pilgrim Guild, will try to rejoin on foot Jorslem, a holy City lost in the desert, in order to give a new meaning to his life.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Chapter Analysis of Nightwings|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Cultural problems, alien culture
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- religious figure
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- description of breasts
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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