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The 21st century has found a way into the 16th century and is trying to exploit the resources and people--the savages--of that time. Unfortunately, the savages are hardly savage: more canny, cunning, lying, treacherous, vindictive and proud. The people on both sides sound very similar. Price has created wonderful characters and a very strong, exciting story about cultural conflict.
The review of this Book prepared by Christine G.



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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 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Time Travel:    -   into past and future equally Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   sword fights Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Middle Ages-1899

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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