The Blackcollar Book Summary and Study Guide

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30 years ago, Earth's war with the Ryqril was lost. In a last chance effort to overthrow Earth's alien domination, Allen Caine, an operative in the Resistance, is sent to find and reactivate the elite fighting force known as Blackcollars.
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The review of this Book prepared by chris sandstedt

The blackcollars, the most elite warriors of the Ryqril / Human conflict, have all been killed or disappeared into hiding since the war ended 30 years earlier. Now, a freshly-trained resistance agent from Earth joins up with a blackcollar squad while on a mission to re-acquire 5 hidden fully-armed Warships, a treasure that could free Humankind from Ryqril dominance once again, but first they've got to find them!
The review of this Book prepared by Adam

Allen Caine is a resistance fightewr on futuristic Earth, tasked with locating 5 starships hidden 30 years before the humans lost a war to the Ryqril. Along the way, he links with the few remaining Blackcollars - elite guerilla warriors who will stop at nothing to free the TDE from the grip of the Ryqs and their human collaborators.
The review of this Book prepared by Jeremy Steele

In this book, the primary character, Allen Caine, is a resistance fighter from Earth who is trying to overthrow the alien Ryqrils years after their successful invasion and occupation of the Earth and its colonies. Caine is given a mission to locate the elite Blackcollar unit on the former Earth colony of Plinry and give them the location of hidden starships that may give them the power to finally overthrow the alien occupation.
The review of this Book prepared by Preston

Thirty years after Earth's defeat by the Ryqril, Allen Caine, a resistance operative, is sent to the Earth colony Plinry. His mission: to find local Blackcollar survivors to help him locate the secret drug Backlash and to begin the fight to free themselves from the domination of their alien conquerers.
The review of this Book prepared by Chris Sandtedt

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   warship Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   unfriendly aliens    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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