|Plot Summary of Hounds and Jackals|
The setting is actually Ancient Israel in the dying days of King Solomon. A wealthy landowner is found murdered in the desert. His eldest son is appointed the Avenger of Blood and immediately hunts down his youngest brother whom he suspects of patricide. The hero of the story is a civil servant who believes the youngest son to be innocent. King Solomon, however, imprisons the hero and sentences him to death.
This synopsis report prepared by John Reid
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|Chapter Analysis of Hounds and Jackals|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 40%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- ancient egypt
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- religious figure
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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