|Plot Summary of Dark Moon|
Dark Moon picks up two years after Birth of the Firebringer. Jan is the youngest battle-prince the unicorns have ever had and the legendary Firebringer. As usual, young upcoupled unicorns spend a summer by the sea to court and ultimatley pledge themselves for life to a mate. Jan chooses his longtime friend, Tek. However, the summer takes a turn for a raid when a band of gryphons attack the group. Jan is tossed into the ocean and assumed dead by the unicorns. He washes up in the strange city of the two-foots.
Horses are kept as pack animals and sacrifices for a god named Daichon. Jan discovers the secret to creating fire. Meanwhile back in the Vale, Jan's mad sire Korr has taken control of the herd during the worst winter they have ever seen. Tek is in foal and in danger of Korr's madness. She flees to the Plains and seeks shelter with her healer dam. At the annual sacrifice of the two-foots, Jan unmasks their god as a fraud and jumps into the ocean. He is helped by the Red Mare. When he returns, Jan drives Korr out. Jan struggles to restore peace to the unicorns. He parleys with the pans and the gryphons.
This synopsis report prepared by Joanna
|Chapter Analysis of Dark Moon|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Kind of animal
If magical mental powers:
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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