|Plot Summary of Ride the Stars|
In 2785 Jaide Calanarre, spaceship augmenter, wants to get out of the debt that her brother buried her under. To regain the credit standing she once had, Jaide and her partner Sesame Calais contract their services to amplify the performance of a Draconian ship. Anyone with a half a brain would prefer mountains of debt rather than deal with the disreputable Draconians, in spite of their good neighbor policy since crashing onto Antarctica twenty-five years ago.
When Draconian Commander Skye D'Rath meets Jaide on the moon she is rude, thorny, and hostile towards him. Instead of the usual male running and hiding his tail from an aggressive woman, Skye finds Jaide's acerbic behavior amusing though he wonders if it is gender or racially based. He decides to learn more about this strange earthling, but never expected to fall in love.
This is a strong science fiction romance that insures the audience believes in the future described by author Autumn Dawn. A secondary cross species romance serves as a means of providing further insight into the Draconians and the twenty-eighth century earthlings. What makes RIDE THE STARS soar remains Skye and Jaide as individuals and in a relationship providing the solar center to a descriptive futuristic novel that has cross species appeal.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Ride the Stars|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- finding a killer (criminal)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fighter (air/space) pilot
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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