|Plot Summary of Elegy for a Lost Star|
Tor, August 2004 24.95, 317 pp.
Rhapsody and her half-dragon husband Ashe are enjoying the quiet serenity of married life. Both are elated that she is carrying his child and look forward to raising kids together. The calm has allowed their allies King Achmed and Grunthor to make progress on restoring the kingdom of Ylorc. Finally, they celebrate that their ward Gwydion has become an adult.
But vengeance is in the air. Assassins plan to kill Achmed because of his killing of their leader. Anwyn the Dragon has returned with plans to kill Rhapsody who put him into the death-sleep for the past three years. Finally Sorbold Emperor Talquist has a new ally, the evil seer Anwyn. War seems imminent.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Elegy for a Lost Star|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
- dragon buddy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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