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Two seperate fleets arrive at a planet populated by a spider race fast emerging from primitivism. This book follows the war between the fleets, and the escape from slavery of the losers of this war. Very hard to summarise such an epic book!
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   deposing an evil leader    -   unraveling a conspiracy War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   spaceship battles Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   long lived adults


Spaceship setting:    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   neutral aliens    -   primitive aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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