|Plot Summary of Lest Darkness Fall|
|"This classic novel pits Martin Padway, a twentieth-century archaeologist inexplicably removed to 535 AD, against the Byzantine military, fierce Gothic warriors, and a generally superstitious society. This is a critical period of time; in our time line, the Byzantines and Goths fought each other to exhaustion over ownership of Italy, and it is this that Padway is trying against hope to change."
Ken Norlie, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lest Darkness Fall|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- largely backwards/past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
Intense exploration of society's culture?
Story largely takes place in
- Really long ago
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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