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    Amanda, Haint, Mishka, and Liddy live in a future time when the earth has been ravaged by global warming. Humans and canines have formed packs in their mutual struggle to survive.
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    Haint, a Weimeraner, sets off on an adventure with his human, Amanda and two of her human friends. They encounter danger at several turns along the way as they seek an answer and explanation for the environmental changes that they can feel as well as see.
    In their travels across the damaged earth they overcome hardships, rogue packs, and enemies they thought were friends.
The review of this Book prepared by Mary

An extraterrestrial species adopted Earth and chose the human species to sponsor. The aliens co-evolved with humans, adapting to each generation's wants and desires for companionship, thus becoming the domesticated dog of the modern world.

Haint and Amanda live in the aftermath of a cataclysmic environmental disaster, where the remaining humans and dogs have organized into "breed tribes". Humans and dogs are now completely dependent on each other for survival.

The Weimaraner village where Haint and Amanda live is faced with the life threatening crisis of low water levels. Amanda is chosen to travel through hostile territory and negotiate for water. During the journey, Haint wrestles with the impending arrival of the 'mother ship' which signals experimental failure and a heartwrenching choice for all the dog species.
The review of this Book prepared by Cara Jensen

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 50% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   dog

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female    -   animal Profession/status:    -   champion of justice    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can see into the future


Terrain    -   Desert Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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