|Plot Summary of Desperate Alliances - Last T'en Trilogy 3|
Bantam, June 2002, 5.99
Reothe, the last T'En warrior, thought to marry Imoshen, the last T'En empress, when the Ghebite General and his warriors invaded their island home of Fair Isle. To insure that her people would survive, Imoshen married the General and gave him an heir. In time she came to love Tulkhan and their marriage was more than a political merger.
Tulkhan and the Empress yearn only for peace so they can enjoy life but circumstances drive a wedge between them. Reothe still wants Imoshen and if truth were known, she loves him in a way she can never love the General. Yet when Tulkan's half-brother tries to take Fair Isle by force. Tulkhan, Imoshen and Reothe are forced into an alliance, using T'En magic and brute force, that might bring the powerful Ghebite empire to its knees.
This is the third and final novel in “The last T'En” trilogy and DESPERATE ALLIANCES is as good as it's two predecessors. Cory Daniels ties up all the loose ends and answers all the remaining questions so that readers of this sword-and-sorcery romantic fantasy will feel totally satiated upon completion of this novel. Ms. Daniels is a first-class storyteller whose words will appeal to lovers of epic and romantic fantasy.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Desperate Alliances - Last T'en Trilogy 3|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- falling in love with the enemy
- marriage of convenience making real love
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- can see into the future
- can read emotions
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
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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