|Plot Summary of Starchild|
LTD Books, April 2004, 320pp
Earth owns the hyperspace drive. The governing body Earth Fed has colonized many planets. The Earth Fed president asks wealthy Harrison Fairfax to invest in the Denahault colony. Harrison agrees to travel to the planet to decide whether he wants to do so. He journeys on the spaceship Starchild commanded by Trieka Cavendish. From the moment Harrison and Trieka meet, they feel the strong attraction between them. However, he refuses to act upon it until he learns whether his wife, who disappeared in a plane crash, is dead.
Harrison hopes to learn the haunting truth on Denahault, but is kidnapped on his first day on the planet. Before his abduction, he left two discs with Trieka who struggles between her conscience and her lifetime beliefs. Giving in to her feelings about what is morally right, Trieka rescues Harrison. As Earth Fed thugs chase them across the galaxy, their feelings turn into a deep love.
Fans of futuristic superstars such as Kathleen Morgan and Marilyn Campbell will want to read Katriena Knights' superb science fiction romance Starchild. The enthralling, fast-paced plot runs on hyper-speed, showing that Ms. Knights is a creative force who has quite a future as a storyteller.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Starchild|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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