|Plot Summary of Daja's Book - Circle of Magic 3|
Similar to other books in the Circle of Magic series, this third book in the quartet is about four mages-in-training are the main characters. However it is now Daja Kisubo's turn to take the limelight. While traveling in the drought and fire-stricken Gold Ridge with fellow mage apprentices and their mentors, the young people's magical talents somehow become intertwined, leading Daja, who is linked to the element of fire and the craft of smithing, to construct a ostensibly living vine out of metal. Migrating Traders recognize this vine as a powerful object and take the complicated steps required to purchase it from Daja, who once has been a Trader herself but has been cast out by the Trader class as a young child when her family's ship sank. Under Trader customs, she is seen as a source of bad luck to be avoided at all costs. During the negotiations, she must come to terms with the part of her that still yearns for her past life, and her growing power as a mage. As in the previous books, the climax revolves around a natural disaster that requires the four new mages' powers working together to minimize its effects.
This synopsis report prepared by Lovely Wolff
|Chapter Analysis of Daja's Book - Circle of Magic 3|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- can cast many different spells
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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