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Arienrohd, the queen, has herself cloned in a plot to avoid her own ritual sacrifice at the end of her reign. Circumstance and her daughter's unique abilities cause her plots to veer into unexpected directions, and the betrayals of herself and others complicate matters further, as she also tries to keep the government of the greater galaxy from denying her world sophisticated technology.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Youngster becomes    -   ruler Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow    -   factions fight within govt for control Repressive because:    -   kills without good reason Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   good clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student


Spaceship setting:    -   a space station    -   really, really giant spaceship/station    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic 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)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   impregnation/reproduction How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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