|Plot Summary of Devlin's Luck - Sword of Change 1|
Devlin's Luck is the first book in a new series by Patricia Bray. The book is set in the kingdom of Jorsk, an empire that is slowly decaying from within. Jorsk is ruled by a king who is afraid of making a wrong decision, so he makes no decisions at all. There has long been a tradition in Jorsk of the Gods selecting a "Chosen One" who will defend the kingdom from enemies both natural and unnatural. In recent years, the Chosen One has lasted about a month before dying. Only the foolhardy and the desperate now apply for the position. Devlin is desperate and he has a death wish. He has lost his wife, his newborn daughter, his brother and his nephew and has nothing left to live for. He applies for the position and to everyone's suprise becomes the Chosen One. Everytime Devlin is sent out on a task, he prepares himself for death so that he can rejoin his family. However, he always seems to escape death. As the court realizes that this Chosen One is different, powerful forces plot against him to try and eliminate him before he can become a symbol of honor, hope and strength within the empire.
This synopsis report prepared by Debbie
|Chapter Analysis of Devlin's Luck - Sword of Change 1|
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%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- great warrior
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- general past
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
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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