|Plot Summary of Dark Range|
Eight centuries ago, give or take a decade or two as post catastrophic historical time is not precise, pandemic devastation occurred when the magnetic poles shifted. Most people drowned on continents flooded by the oceans; others died not long afterward. Over the next eight hundred years, the few survivors live a sparse nomadic lifestyle with tribes constantly vying with others as available sustenance is slight.
The Usenn know life is a bitch and then you die, but a local calamity strikes the tribe when invading strangers abduct a Doctor-Woman while she gathered herbs. The leaders assign their greatest warrior Odd to rescue the Doctor-Woman , but they have taken her to the forbidden eerie Darkrange, the last place even a great warrior like himself would not want to enter. However, Odd enters the uncanny realm not just out of honor and duty, but also because he loves the Doctor-Woman, though no one knows his deepest secret feelings.
The DARKRANGE is an exciting tale that takes the audience on a powerful journey because this future earth seems like a genuine depiction of an orb impacted by a change in global polarization (as has happened in the eons of the planet). Odd is a great lead character whose physical prowess and consequently confidence in his abilities are legendary amidst his people, but now knows fear as he enters a real to be avoided, but his biggest apprehension is for the woman he loves. S. Roy L. Hawkins blends action-packed science fiction, a mystery of past present and future, and a touch of romance into a fabulous futuristic phenom that needs time for its one sitting read.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Dark Range|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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