|Plot Summary of Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary|
|"The second in a new line of novels based on the hit television series Stargate Atlantis. Set after the season one episode 'The Defiant One' it sees the human colonists in the city of Atlantis make an exciting discovery. While exploring the unused sections of the vast and mostly uncharted city the team find a 'gate address that could lead them to a repository of Ancient knowledge.
The flagship team consisting of Lt Aiden Ford, Dr Rodney McKay, Teyla and led by Major John Sheppard, accompany a team of scientists to study the ruined city on the uncharted world. Soon after arriving, Sheppard gets a bad feeling about the place that he can't seem to shake and it doesn't dissipate when they discover an occupied stasis chamber that is about to open. The occupant inside, Dorane soon awakens and reveals that he's an Ancient. However a scientist turns up dead and the savages hiding within the complex known as the Koan are soon blamed. However to McKay and Sheppard the biggest threat comes from the rest of their team who become compromised and turn against them.
Somehow under Dorane's control he uses them to infect Sheppard with a virus that mutates his Ancient gene. Once infected Sheppard is left on the planet to die with McKay while Dorane returns to Atlantis with his minions and the brainwashed humans. Once in Atlantis he slowly takes control, with only a few pockets of humans in a position to offer resistance.
McKay is able to free Sheppard but finds him slowly mutating, growing claws on his hands and spines on his ears. The duo have to work fast to help Atlantis before Sheppard mutates further and loses his humanity. However while Sheppard struggles to keep his identity and sanity, he discovers that the mutations have allowed him to better control Ancient technology, which could prove an advantage in their attempt to save Atlantis and their friends.
H Louise, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Mental/magical powers focus
- mind control (scifi)
Kind of alteration:
- Scientifically turned into another lifeform
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?
- Very much smarter than other characters
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
- Domed/Underground City
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- empty, or nearly empty world
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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