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New Zealander Susan Ferris has been marked by Freeman Wells. The mark he placed on her wrist sets her apart as the chosen one who is destined to bring back ballance to the land of O. Her destiny is revealed when Susan and her cousin Nicholas Quinn are kidnapped by the grizzly goldminer Jimmy Jaspers and brought to the land of O through a portal in the back of an abandoned mine. Susan escapes with the help of the woodland folk and learns she must embark on a quest to recover the two stone halves from the birdfolk and the stonefolk and join them on the motherstone, putting an end the the rule of otis claw, odo cling and the halfmen of O forever.
This report prepared by Neil Morey








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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 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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