|Plot Summary of Asgard's Conquerors|
Five Star, Dec 2004, 25.95, 275 pp.
Asgard is a gigantic man-made artificial world consisting of many different levels each area containing habitats with their own eco-systems. Up until recently, nobody could get past level five, but Mike Rousseau was able to go to the lower levels using a guide book left to him by his friend. He opened up many of the levels and as a result became a very rich man. After spending a quarter of a century on Asgard, Mike wanted to see Earth but he was arrested and forced to join the Space Force.
No sooner does Mike leave Asgard than he returns as a draftee in the Space Force. The Scardia, invaders from the thirty levels, invade Shychain City, the base built on Asgard's surface. This angered the alien Tetrax who control the activities in and on Asgard. They know Mike knows more than anyone else about Asgard and they want him to spy for them. When he encounters the Scardia, he realizes they are technologically primitive and can't operate the machinery in Shychain city. When they capture Mike, he believes they will kill him but operatives of the Nine, another alien entity, rescue him in the hopes that he can broker a peace treaty between all the interested parties.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Asgard's Conquerors|
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 - 30%
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
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- unfriendly aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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