|Plot Summary of Heart of an Outlaw|
Wings ePress, Feb 2003, 16.95, 352 pp.
At Bok's slaver stall, Daamen trader Captain Darvk stops to see the merchandise that excites the crowd. Against enslaving people, he sees the death mask of an outlawed race as the sixteen-year-old female is a Reeka Warrior, notorious for killing males and for selling their mercenary skills to the highest bidder. Perhaps it was the passion and power of her eyes, but Darvk outbids the brothel owners to purchase the teen.
Tenia trusts nothing male even if they act kind like the captain because she knows they have ulterior motives. Darvk takes her on to his vessel, but Tenia plans to escape to learn why mendacious tales about her people have spread across the galaxy. As Darvk falls in love with his charge and she begins to slowly reciprocate, he believes her insistence that her race is not feral serial killers. He also wonders why the Inka Empire wants his beloved. Darvk plans to learn the truth and earn the trust of Tenia even if he must die to do so.
HEART OF AN OUTLAW is an exciting, action-packed science fiction romance that is loaded with surprises as the audience and the hero slowly realize what is going on and how deep the conspiracy permeates the impact on solar society has occurred. The lead couple is a delight and a follow-up tale starring his friend and her sister is a must. However, the key to this superb novel is how real the races and worlds seem that enables the audience to believe that a negative campaign via abuse of power caused by love-hate really happened somewhere out there with Angela Verdenius as an observing scribe.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Heart of an Outlaw|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- falling in love with captor
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- small businessman
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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