|Plot Summary of At Winter's End|
|"AT WINTER'S END is a novel written in 1988.
After the falling of the death-stars on Earth, 700,000 years have passed. Koshmar's tribe has been able to survive by building a cocoon beneath the ice. Now strange signals have happened that persuade Koshmar that the time has come to emerge. Under the guidance of Koshmar and Hresh, a young boy who's so curious about everything that he's been chosen as the new Wise Man of the group, the tribe is heading towards Vengiboneezza, the legendary city that ruled the world before the great cataclysm. Hresh will spend years searching for informations about the ancient time in the ruins of the City. He will also discover that he and his tribe are not humans but only animals who have developed intelligence during their reclusion in the cocoon. The tribe will also have to deal with other animals who have survived on the planet. Will Koshmar and Hresh be able to find a place for them to live in peace or will the tribe be eliminated by the Hijks, giant ants that are slowly invading the Earth."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of At Winter's End|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
- surviving natural elements on planet
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
- search for identity/new understanding
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- mind control
- can read emotions
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
- rape/molest (yeech!)
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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