Darksong Rising - Spellsong Cycle 3 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lady Anna, song-sorceress and Regent of Defalk, continues her campaign to secure her lands from invasion and foster equal rights for women. An interesting exercise in managing and manipulating medieval-style politics, though the central conflict of the book is strangely underwhelming. Lady Anna is an outstandingly detailed, realistic character.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Repressive society story    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's a slave/repressed?    -   women are slaves

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   clairvoyant    -   can cast many different spells


Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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