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Tor, Apr 2004, 25.95, 480 pp.
ISBN: 076530095

His life has been one of a prince though his father the Khan was defeated by the couple who ultimately raised him (see KINGDOM RIVER). He is second in line to the throne. However, when King Sam Monroe and his Queen Rachel die in an apparent boating accident in the Gulf and the heir Prince Newton is assassinated twenty years old Bajaret does not receive the crown; instead he flees for his life. Bajaret knows that if his enemies catch him he is dead.

In a nearby forest where he is now the hunted, Bajaret meets people reengineered in the Boston labs beneath the ice. Richard is more beast than human; sly Nancy, and Errol demand that Bajazet aid them in their efforts to destroy Boston, a place where evil rules. Bajaret would prefer to hide, but also learns that the Bostonians plan to attack his beloved Middle Kingdom, currently in chaos caused by the royal deaths. He begins to question whether conspiratorial murders occurred.

This science fiction occurs approximately six centuries after Jupiter' orbit changed causing a new ice age (see SNOWFALL).

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Scientifically turned into a monster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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