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Five Star, May 2004, 26.95, 290 pp.
ISBN 1594141398

Following the last war it has taken the earth generations to recover as the ocean waters flowing deep into the land has changed much of the geography. The planet is technologically on the level of the Middle Ages though electricity is available to the royals and people in strategic positions. The Clan of Na Cereth has been on the throne of Albion since the end of the war in the Third Millennia but the five princes are never allowed to stay with their father in London for fear they will all be killed.

The five princes live throughout Albion with at least two are staying in monasteries. At the monastery at Siloth, the refuge of Prince Lorcan, invaders kill him and everyone else except Lady Myria, the abbot's daughter. When Prince Tiegue and his body guard leave the monastery of Kyle Na Durss, they are attacked but eventually reach London. In London, Tiegue's life as well as the rest of the Princes is in danger and it is Myria who rescues him not knowing until the last moment whohe real mastermind is.

Society has devolved into a feudal society where food is grown through ways used in the Middle Ages, which contrasts with the advanced scientific methods known by the Physic-Science Institute. Their breakthrough science and medical achievement is only accessible to the royals and their entourage. THE ONE TRUE PRINCE is a fascinating work of speculative fiction and it is a sure bet there will be further installments in this series because there are many questions that remain and actions to be worked out if THE ONE TRUE KING is to sit on the throne.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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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 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen

Setting

Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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