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Heart of Gold Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Heart of Gold

Two races, the indigo and the gulden, have lived side by side for almost two centuries. The matriarchal indigo control the power and the wealth, while the patriarchal gulden serve them in the cities and maintain their own culture. Nolan, a young scientist preparing to leave his career and marry, and Kit, an indigo noblewoman who was raised amongst the gulden, discover that their superiors are planning to change the balance of power on their world and Nolan is the only one who has the means to stop them.
This report prepared by Christine G.








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Chapter Analysis of Heart of Gold

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Romance    -   Yes Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   change of heart Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

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