The Last Enemy Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the third book in a trilogy, available in The Enemy Papers along with Enemy Mine and The Tomorrow Testament. Yazi Ro is a soldier on Amadeen, a planet where humans and Dracs have been fighting and killing each other for some time. He cannot fight any longer and, in trying to aid the peace process he turns to Willis Davidge, the earthman from the first book. Their journey for a resolution to the conflict takes them to other planets and finally, with a group they gather, to Amadeen itself. There they initiate a radical solution to end the fighting and must prove the worthiness of their idea.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   learn to be more sensitive

Main Character

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


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   weird alien sex How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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