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Catch the Lightning Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Catch the Lightning

When Althor's ship is sabotaged, he is forced to land on an alternate Earth, where he is protected and assisted by Tina. When Althor recovers his Jag, Tina goes with him into the future. Part of the Saga of the Skolian Empire; events in Catch the Lightning occur seventy years after events in Primary Inversion.
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Chapter Analysis of Catch the Lightning

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Repressive society story    -   Yes Mental/magical powers focus    -   Yes magical powers:    -   Jedi powers Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can read emotions

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   major character becomes a sex slave    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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