|Plot Summary of For More Than Glory|
Ace, Oct 2003, 24.95, 487 pp.
The latest galactic war is over and the Confederacy of Sentient Beings is at peace. However, the Ramanthians, who engineered the war with the Thrakies, plan to take two of their planets in reparation and steal the Sheen space fleet to fly five billion new hatchlings to their new planets.
A Hudathan leader works with the Ramanthians to steal some of the fleet for themselves since their navy was taken away from them. In order to bring their plans to a successful fruition, both races will have to destroy the heart of the Confederacy. If the plan is successful it will bring about another interstellar war.
On the planet Lanor, the sentient races have embassies located in the city of Mys. Also represented is the Confederation, which is protected by the Legionnaires, a fighting force second to none. They are the last lines of defense when the Empress's Imperial Army and rebel forces try to destroy the city. This volatile situation occurs because the representatives of various species strive to further the goals of their homeworlds without concern what will happen to the natives.
William C. Dietz is one of the leading authors of military science fiction and FOR MORE THAN GLORY is his best work to date. The trouble on Lanor is a microcosm of the interstellar picture and the sentient species seem so believable that readers will wonder if the authors used a time machine to go into the future and is recording his findings on the pages of this book. Life hasn't changed very much in the far distant future where political treachery and local hostilities are the norm.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of For More Than Glory|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- unfriendly aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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