|Plot Summary of Heroes Die|
Hari Michaelson lives in a dystopia: a world with a rigid caste system, dominated by Big Business, where sedition can cost you not only your freedom, but your status and property as well. And he lives in a world where Actors are trained to carry out assassinations, thefts, etc., while carrying brain implants that record their every thought, deed, and sensation, and transmit them to thousands, millions, even billions of fans. But this is no virtual reality: rather, the Actors are sent to Overworld--an alternate-reality version of Earth with humanoid characters such as elves and trolls, and where magic is real. And Hari Michaelson is Caine, the greatest Actor of them all, who is growing tired of Acting. But he is forced to go to Overworld when his estranged wife, known as Pallas Ril, goes "off-line" in Ankhana, a city in Overworld: if he can't bring her back within seven days, she'll die. But the Studio that employs the Actors won't send Caine to rescue Pallas unless he also agrees to kill Ma'elKoth, the Emperor of Ankhana....
This synopsis report prepared by Samer Ismail
|Chapter Analysis of Heroes Die|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- deposing an evil leader
Repressive society story
- controls your mind
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- medium future 22-24th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- neutral aliens
- very controlled society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
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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