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This is the second book in a trilogy, Emeny Mine is the first. Earth and the planet Draco are at war, each battling the other on various planets. Joanna Nicole, a major in the earth military, is captured and taken to a Drac-conquered planet where she is temporarily blinded in an explosion saving Drac children. She is taken to the planet Draco and used by the planet's religious leader, Tora Soam, to provide information and direction from an outside source so that a plan to end the war can be found. The war is resolved on other planets except Amadeen, where humans and Dracs continue to fight. Joanna gets to know Tora Soam's son, Tora Kia, a drug-addicted Drac wounded in the war. They relate to each other as soldiers who can understand war in ways that diplomats cannot. Joanna finds that, with no sight, her environment and personal contacts are not what she thinks they are, and, in the end, she finds uses the Drac religion and culture to resolve her personal problems.
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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 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


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)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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