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   Haltia loves to float through the music of his world, and rush through the colored rocks of its surface. It is only when the Elders discover the dangers of the Third Planet that he must give up his idle pursuits to investigate and determine if its destruction is necessary. Taking human form lets him wander freely amongst them, but also leaves him vulnerable to the violence that saturates the planet. When he is apparently lost, Mather follows to complete the mission, and, if possible, find the lost explorer. Instead he finds an impossible love.
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   The Elders are standing by with their fingers on the button, awaiting the return of their explorers. The future of Earth hangs in the balance while Mather tries to figure out a woman's heart, and Haltia tries to figure out humanity's.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Romance    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   feelings as an alien growing up among humans Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes Human/magical couple?    -   Yes Type of couple:    -   She's a human, he's an alien

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Alien Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can fly


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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