|Plot Summary of The Return of Santiago|
Tor, Mar 2003, 25.95, 464 pp.
More than a century has passed since the disappearance of the legendary rebel outlaw Santiago, alleged killer of hundreds of planets and untold number of people. Over the years the fable of Santiago's feats have grown exponentially among the Inner Frontier to where he has become immortal and will one day return.
Minor criminal Danny Briggs accidentally finds a manuscript of the Black Orpheus that records the deeds of Santiago the Revolutionary. Realizing what he possesses and the information the epic poems provide on Santiago, Danny concludes that the revolutionary outlaw tried to protect the Inner Frontier from the corruption of the human Democracy. Danny assumes an alias and adds new stanzas filled with heroes and villains to the tome while seeking amongst the toughest outlaws, someone to become the new Santiago.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Return of Santiago|
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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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- finding a killer (criminal)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
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?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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