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This second StarDoc novel takes place primarily on the Jorenian ship the Sunlace after it rescues Cherijo. On the Sunlace she becomes Senior Healer, solves a mystery of who has been murdering Jorenians and tries unsuccessfully to not become entangled with Xonea, Kai's (her beau from StarDoc) brother. Then she is betrayed to her father by her best friend the pilot Dhreen and to the Hsktskt by Duncan, whom she loved, at least sometimes.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   healing Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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