|Plot Summary of Magic's Return|
Safian Swift sacrificed his life to imprison the evil Warlord Couldis and banish magic from the world, but he could not destroy him. When a treasure hunter accidentally releases Couldis from his imprisonment, magic is set loose in the world again. Couldis sweeps across the land, enslaving, killing and impressing men into his army. He seems unstoppable. Soon, Ryle Sojourn, a forester, is swept up into Couldis' ugly world when he impulsively saves a runaway slave from recapture. He quickly falls in love with the beautiful Syira and forms a band of renegades who prey on the soldiers in his forest. When Ryle is captured saving Syria's life, he comes to the attention of Couldis' general, Ruben, who eventually helps him escape. Together they must try to find a legendary city where a member of the warrior clan, of which Ryle finds he is a descendant, has a chance at fighting Couldis' evil.
The first thing that the reader will notice is the huge quantity of grammatical errors and the almost child-like writing style of the author. Every single paragraph, indeed, it seems as if every single line has a mistake in it. The author doesn't believe in using apostrophes (such as wont) and cannot tell the difference between simple word variations (to/too/two and loose/lose). There are even a couple of places where the author left ( ) to fill in names and other details of the world. Many sentences are fragments and do not make sense. Any dialogue between characters is stilted and awkward. Descriptions and evocative language use do not exist in this book. In short, this is a first draft that was scribbled off by someone in the middle of the night and published without anyone even bothering to run a spell checker on it.
This synopsis report prepared by Debbie
|Chapter Analysis of Magic's Return|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- sword fights
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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