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Jon and the companions he meets on the road coming from the Crystal City are leaving there for the Ancient Land. The Fen are his enemies, they've overrun the Crystal City, but who are they and why, we never find out. He is an Okalian, I'm not sure what that means either, whose mother had a parent who was Fen. Jon meets a brother and sister on the road, and the brother Kyra is as wild as the possibly barbarian Fen. They come to a community where all the people (there are few people in the book who are not children, a disease has appently wiped out most adults) are addicted to a drug. They leave and have adventures with the unicorn they name Shadow.   
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 50% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   drugs you Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   unicorn

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Mountains A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   primitive aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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