|Plot Summary of In Camelot's Shadow|
Luna, Mar 2004, 13.95, 384 pp.
When Risa was about to be born, her father Lord Rygehil, desperate to save the life of his beloved wife Jocosa, receives shelter from a storm from the evil sorcerer Euberacon. However, for his hospitality, the malevolent one demands payment placing a curse on the newborn daughter. Euberacon vowed to collect the debt when the baby was old enough.
That baby is of an age for Euberacon to demand remittance. Refusing to be a pawn, a desperate, Risa flees her home though she believes no place is safe for her. Still with her skills, Risa hopes she can elude the abomination until he becomes wary of chasing after her. When she meets Sir Gawain on his way home to warn King Arthur of a plot to destroy his realm, Risa realizes that Camelot is the ideal locale to avoid Euberacon. However, Euberacon casts his lure to catch his frightened prey even as he employs spells to remove the King and destroy his Knights of the Round Table. Only Risa fighting the spell might save the kingdom, its monarch, and herself from wickedness with no scruples.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of In Camelot's Shadow|
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?
- King Arthur
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
- 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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