|Plot Summary of Stargate SG-1: Trial By Fire|
This story is based on the television series Stargate SG-1, set in Season 7. When the archaeologist in the team, Daniel Jackson, discovers an ancient Greek stone tablet in the New Mexico desert, it leads SG-1 through the Stargate to a world similar to ancient Phoenicia. Here on Tyros, the peaceful inhabitants, the Tyreans, regularly send their children to serve in the temple of their deity, Meleq.
Soon after SG-1 arrive, a peace delegation sent by the Tyreans to their enemies, the Phyrgians, is slaughtered, and the children meant for Meleq, abducted. SG-1's leader, Colonel Jack O'Neill, agrees to lead a mission to recover the children. Meanwhile, fearing Meleq's wrath, the Tyreans send more children to Meleq's temple. However, the Phrygians also abduct the second group of children – and O'Neill with them.
The remainder of SG-1 join forces with the Tyreans to recover him. What SG-1 don't realize is that they about to be pitted against one another in a holy war. For the god, Meleq, is really a Goa'uld, one whom O'Neill has deeply personal reasons for hating, and the Phrygians have been abducting the children in order to save them.
This synopsis report prepared by Chris Baker
|Chapter Analysis of Stargate SG-1: Trial By Fire|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 40%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
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
- fighter (air/space) pilot
- current (early 21st century)
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
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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