Star Guard Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the story of Karr, a young soldier which is assigned to his first mission on the primitive planet "Fronn". While on the planet, he and his comreds discover that a human legion of "mechs" (soldiers that are, unlike them the "arches", trained to fight on civilized hi-tech worlds) is illegaly helping one of the local primitive leaders to take over the planet. Surprisingly, the Central Control, the same authority which have established the galactic rules, is secretly supporting them. The "horde" of arches is now being hunted by the mechs, which have a far superior weapons. Can Karr and his fellow soldiers find a ship in which they could escape the planet, and warn the Earth of the betrayal of the mechs?
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This book is full of chalenges to the young and unexperienced Karr and his veteran companions. They seem to encounter an INFINITE number of difficulties, but eventually, after great losses, they succeed.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   distant future Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   neutral aliens    -   primitive aliens Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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