Merchanter's Luck Book Summary and Study Guide

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One of Cheryh's excellent Alliance-Union series..
Sandor Kreja has run his family's merchanter ship alone for many years, by hook or by crook, after his family were murdered. However when he's in a hole he has to take on a new crew, and learn how to work and interact in a small societal element again.
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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) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, civilian Age:    -   20's-30's


Spaceship setting:    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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