|Plot Summary of Janissaries|
On Earth, in the 1970's, a small band of CIA-hired mercenaries are faced with certain death. Unless they accept the deal offered to them by the Shalnakis, who will rescue them in exchange for their cooperation in growing a certain plant on a distant planet that they will colonize.
Capt. Rick Galloway must accept, in order to save his men. But once they arrive on Tran, he must face the mutiny of his men, and make contact with the natives, humans from deposited on the planet from previous civilizations. Thus he is plunged into the battles of his benefactors, where his knowledge of military history and strategy may be the most important weapon of all.
This synopsis report prepared by C.E. Mosher
|Chapter Analysis of Janissaries|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- sword fights
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
- Domed/Underground City
- Earth's Moon
- alien spaceship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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