|Plot Summary of Crystal Soldier|
|"Humanity has been fighting against the Sheriekas for centuries. The Sheriekas were once human, but they have manipulated their genes until they achieved perfection, or so they think. Now that they are perfect, they have decided to eradicate all other imperfect species. Soldier Jela Granthor's ship was damaged in combat with the Sheriekas and he crash lands on a dead planet. The only thing besides sand is a long line of dead trees. Having nothing, better to do, he follows the line of trees. When he reaches the end of the line there is one stunted tree barely alive. He feels like there is some significance to its survival, so when rescue comes he takes it with him. When he gets back to base, he receives a covert mission. Next we meet Cantra Yos Phelium. She's been on a solo run for months and just wants to relax and eat dinner across from a live person. At the restaurant she asks if another pilot has requested company for dinner. She is paired with Jela, who was waiting to meet a contact. After the meal, they go to a bar of Jela's choice so that he can secretly check Cantra's credentials. Cantra is dancing when a bounty hunter comes and arrests her. Jela helps rescue her, and feeling obligated she gives him a ride off planet. Then she become entangled in his mission. "
Michelle, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Crystal Soldier|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
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?
- spying/espionage in enemy territorry
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If enemy is a group...
- foreign govt
- pilot, civilian
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- Very much smarter than other characters
- Space, need spacesuit
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?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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