Ambassador of the Shadows (Valerian) Themes & Motifs

Pierre Christin
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The Desire for Power

A desire for power is a universal theme seen in some form in most situations. The twist in this novel is that it is the humans – among all the diverse races of people on Point Central – who make a push to take ultimate control of a government that is working. Valerian and Laureline are agents from the Spatio-Temporal Agency, and they arrive at Point Central at the behest of Earth's Ambassador. They do not really know what their mission entails, but they soon realize that Earth's officials are making a power play in the hope of taking over complete control of Point Central.

Point Central is the ultimate man-made planet. It is home to thousands of different races of people from thousands of different planets. No one really remembers who established Point Central, and there is no hierarchy in the governing council. The...

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