|Plot Summary of Mad Maudlin|
Baen, Aug 2003, 25.00, 438 pp.
Eric Banyon has graduated from Juilliard, not an easy task for the average student, but for Eric attaining the diploma was a bit more difficult than average due to a learning disability. Needing to use his magical Bard abilities to save someone, usually himself, occasionally disrupted his study time. Eric decides to visit his parents in Boston.
Meanwhile Elf Prince Jachiel ap Gabrevys, better known in a Manhattan runaway shelter circles as Jaycie, has vanished from Underhill. His Protector is unable to locate him in iron clad New York City because the metal disrupts eleven powers. Eric's apprentice Hosea learns that the runaways worship a creature called Bloody Mary, but apparently she is no myth. Mary stalks Eric. Soon Eric, joined by a sibling he did not know he had, his apprentice, and Jaycie among others, become involved in a street confrontation with Bloody Mary.
The latest Eric the Bard escapade is a blending of Manhattan street living inside a wonderful fantasy.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Mad Maudlin|
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 - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- current (early 21st century)
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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