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Lew Alton and Regis Hastur of Hastur meet up again, Lew meets his mothers family (Aldaran), and gets involved with Kadarin (a Terranan criminal). Kadarin, Lew, Morjorie Scott(aka Marja or Marguerida), Thyra (Marja's sister), Rafe Scott (aka: Rafael; Marja and Thyra's brother), and Beltran Aldaran get the Sharra Matrix, a dangerous 9th level or so Matrix. All but Lew have no tower training, but they attempt to control it anyway... leading later to Lew's love for Marjorie then her tragic death.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love among disparate social classes Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future    -   teleportation


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests 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 scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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