|Plot Summary of Birds of Prey|
Hal Courtney comes of age and proving his worth fighting alonside his father and Captain, Sir Francis Courtney.
Set abord a fighting English trading vessel, there is no shortage of action as the crew fight for England against the Dutch and for gold and what's right against pirates.
This synopsis report prepared by Tim Fletcher
Smith has written a swashbuckling epic adventure of pirates, revenge and romance. Hal Courtney and his father, Francis Courtney prey upon Dutch ships for England until they are betrayed by a greedy rival and are caputured by the Dutch. Francis is executed and Hal escapes and swears vengeance upon his enemies. This novel has vivid scenes of bloody sea battles, romantic interludes and beautiful descriptions of africa and Dutch Indies. It also has heroes to root for and hissable villians!
This synopsis report prepared by RODNEY POWELL
|Chapter Analysis of Birds of Prey|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 25%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 35%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
- 17th century
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- pirate attack!
- navy soldier
- a teen
- Southeast Asia
Part of Africa:
- Black Africa
- Arabic Africa
- sail boat
- feeding sharks
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
- very gorey references to torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
Unusual forms of death
- exploded into bits
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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