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Torrin is a hunter on a world where a day lasts ninety years. His tribe, the Vasagi, live in a world of perpetual sunset and continuous migration. Events leave Torrin and his young friend Valhad adrift on an iceberg. They are saved by a ship from the theocratic state of Etoradom but find themselves enslaved by their rescuers. The mission of their new master, Lord Vagis, is to gather wealth from slave-excavated mines and fund the mercenary armies that will expand the empire of Etoradom.
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Eventually Torrin, now bodyguard to Lord Vagis, travels to the north pole and Etoradom where he witnesses the suppression and power-struggles of the priest state. Valhad becomes a charismatic healer and preacher as the city slips towards revolution. Reluctantly Torrin accepts a mission to infiltrate a disputed city which is emerging from the long night of the world.

He embarks on the long journey, encountering the vivacious Soola. Together they enter the deserted frozen city and then defend the gates against an overwhelming force. Returning to Etoradom Torrin finds Valhad determined to lead his multitude of devotees into the city. Events reach a climax as the future of a world is violently determined and the old theocracy demonstrates an insidious ability to manipulate and cling to power.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   slave Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Mountains 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?    -   explicit references to torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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