|Plot Summary of Children of the Star|
Noren, who has grown up in a primitive society, embarks on a journey of protest against the Scholars and Technicians who oppress his people by restricting their access to knowledge and technology. He is condemmed by his fellow villagers and convicted of heresy for his ideas.
Noren is determinded to discover the truth at any personal cost, but is unaware of what this will mean for him.
This synopsis report prepared by Jenny
Omnibus containing the trilogy This Star Shall Abide, Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains, and The Doors of the Universe, published by Meisha Merlin, 2000. ISBN 1892065142.
Noren knew that his world was not as it should be--it was wrong that only the Scholars, and their representatives the Technicians, could use metal tools and Machines. It was wrong that only they had access to the mysterious City, which he had always longed to enter. Above all, it was wrong for the Scholars to have sole power over the distribution of knowledge. The High Law imposed these restrictions and many others, though the Prophecy promised that someday knowledge and Machines would be available to everyone. Noren was a heretic. He defied the High Law and had no faith in the Prophecy's fulfillment. But the more he learned of the grim truth about his people's deprivations, the less possible it seemed that their world could ever
be changed. It would take more drastic steps than anyone imagined to restore their rightful heritage.
This synopsis report prepared by Sylvia Engdahl
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|Chapter Analysis of Children of the Star|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- accused criminal
- a teen
- Domed/Underground City
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
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
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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