Empire's End - Sten 8 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sten decides to overthrow the Eternal Emperor and with his friends, sets off on a hunt for the hidden source of Anti-Matter 2, the fuel on which the empire runs and the location of which is known only to the Emperor. He eventually ends up in an alternate universe in a life and death struggle with the emperor. While there, he discovers the secret of the Emperor's immortality.
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The review of this Book prepared by Mike McGowan

This is the last of the "Sten" series, featuring the story of Sten leading
a revolt to overthrow the government of the Eternal Emperor. In the process he discovers
the secret of the Emperor's energy source, AM2, and more about what the Emperor is all
about and where he comes from.
The review of this Book prepared by Steve

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Plot & Themes

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 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   power source Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier


Terrain    -   Forests    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Asteroid Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship    -   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    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   neutral aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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