|Plot Summary of Book 1: In the Light of the Passing|
|" In this fantasy/romance novel, a young commander is torn from his home. Believing his people perished, Shance is drawn into a political struggle on another world. The miners beneath the city of Sarzan are planning a revolt. Commander Vallance, who owns the mines, sets off a series of explosions in the tunnels--effectively cutting off the air supply. In addition to this, he seals his own daughter inside the mines because she is openly sympathetic to the miners' cause.
Believing his own people are lost, Commander Shance agrees to help a fighting unit that is going to Sarzan to assist the miners. He serves the new cause well, but soon learns he has been deceived to gain his cooperation. His own people are still alive and have been safely evacuated to Haleen. Knowing this, Shance is then torn between serving his people and his love for Nadeena, the daughter of Vallance, whom he helped rescue.
To further complicate things, Rotek (one of the head miners) also has feelings for Nadeena. Knowing that Shance has not been totally honest with Nadeena about his full identity, Rotek succeeds in alienating the girl from the pilot. In a short time Shance has to make up his mind on whether he's going to return to his people, or stay on Sarzan with Nadeena--giving up his role of commander."
Kathy Campshure, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Book 1: In the Light of the Passing|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 70%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- falling in love with the enemy
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fighter (air/space) pilot
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- Domed/Underground City
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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