|Plot Summary of Children of Cain|
In Children of Cain, the final book in Monfredo's Cain trilogy, U.S. Treasury Agent Bronwyn Lyr travels behind confederate lines to Chimborazo prison to save her sister, a fellow agent, and a young child. As if that wasn't enough she is entrusted by President Lincoln to help a British agent smuggle tobacco out of Confederate America to garner the favor of the British Government. She is helped along the way by O'Hara, a fellow treasury agent who she barely trusts and who often ruffles her feathers. Through the story, Bronwyn and her sister experience the horrors of the Civil War as well as the difficulties in participating in it as women. Additionally, Aunt Glynis (Tryon), from previous Monfredo books makes an pleasant cameo.
This synopsis report prepared by Siobhan Noble
|Chapter Analysis of Children of Cain|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- Civil War
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?
- Mid-Atlantic states
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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