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Hidden Truth Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Hidden Truth

In this sequel to First Truth, the evil Bailic cannot open the book First Truth himself so he begins to teach the piper Strell magic, mistakenly believing that Strell will be able to open the book. Alissa is secretly taking lesson from the master Talo Toecan. They plan to retrieve the book First Truth and escape once the snow melts from the passes. Alissa must secretly perform the magical skills for Strell without Bailic catching her. Meanwhile the book First Truth is exercising its magic on Alissa and she desperately wants to take it back. When Strell does not progress as fast as Bailic wants, he begins to threaten Alissa. Then Alissa discovers that Bailic wants to use the book's powers to raise the dead and start a war.
This report prepared by Michelle Richie








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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

Setting

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?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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