|Plot Summary of Outsiders|
Love Spell, Nov 2003, 5.99, 342 pp.
Cyra Delphin grew up hiding her “Wildside” connection from other people. Her parents feared for Cyra's safety if she revealed her seemingly otherworldly talents. However, as an adult though she tried, the call of Wildside proved too much for the scientist especially when her fiancé Larry stole two years of hard data from research she conducted. Cyra seeks Humans Under Ground (HUG) feeling these individuals will share similar talents with her.
Her quest takes her to Nevada where Cyra meets Thomas Marrowbone, a lonely inhuman wizard. As Thomas helps Cyra learn just why she feels so different from humans, they fall in love. However, he has mission to fight goblins and does not want her to come. Cyra will do anything to help her beloved win.
As with TRAVELER, the world of OUTSIDERS is filled with mythological creatures that seem so genuine that the audience will demand Melanie Jackson takes a DNA test. The story line is action –packed from the moment Cyra meets Thomas. That duo is a delightful pair who realizes that with one another they have found something rare and sacred, but duty calls first.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Outsiders|
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
- two lovers coping with tough mission
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- can cast many different spells
- can read emotions
- 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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