Five Hundred Years After Book Summary and Study Guide

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This sequel to The Phoenix Guards tells the story of Adron's Disaster and the events that led up to it as witnessed and experienced by Khaavren and his friends. Khaavren must find the conspirators who hope to damage the empire and solve the mystery of some deaths within the court. Also, as a special bonus for readers of the Vlad Taltos series, this book features Mario performing his most daring assassination.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   finding a killer (criminal)    -   deposing an evil leader    -   finding an assassin (political)    -   unraveling a conspiracy    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement    -   finding a spy/saboteur Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   long lived adults


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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