Beyond The Pale Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young man, Travis, finds himself in possession of what turns out to be a magical stone. He encounters a young female doctor, Grace, and together they discover that there is a parallel dimension. As they are taken to another world they find that in this dimension Grace is the descendent of a long dead King and Travis is a rune breaker, someone who can will remake their world. Back on Earth there are strange things happening and Grace and Travis are pulled to and from Earth to try and figure out their part in the overall scheme.
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The review of this Book prepared by Heather

A gripping Fantasy Debut from a promising new author. You will get that impression when you read this novel which is a brilliant combination of Robert Jordan and Stephen King. Travis WIlder-a barkeeper and Grace Beckett-a young doctor are taken from our world into the world of Eldh.This medieval-style world is menaced by sinister minions of a ancient evil called the Pale King who had tried to conquer this world centuries and is held in eternal prison called runegate. These two people with the help of Eldh friends must navigate the often deadly waters of politics in this strange world and must convince the Council of Kings of the terrifying threat to their world. Travis, himself must try to understand his ability to wield magical runemagic and Grace finds herself embroiled in court intrigue. This novel has scenes of chilling dark magic,peril, intrigue and it is dripping with atmosphere and plot twist to spare. You won't forget Travis or Grace and the world of Eldh.
The review of this Book prepared by Rodney Powell

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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   trader    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   can cast many different spells


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   20th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes 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 How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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