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Sorrow of Adoration Book Review Summary

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Novel, 2003, 399 pp.
ISBN: 1591051894

In the Kingdom of Keshaerlan, twenty-one years old orphaned barmaid Aenna hears several patrons toasting Prince Kurit's last mortal days. Doing her civic duty, Aenna treks for two days to warn the royal of the danger that he will face though she does not expect to get close to the royal party. She succeeds and Kurit appreciates Aenna's efforts. To keep her safe, he takes her with him as he and his cousin Jarik flee the killers for the safety of the capital Endren.

While the “Prince” rides, Aenna walks with Jarik, but falls in love with her perambulatory companion only to learn that he is Kurit. Surprisingly Kurit has fallen in love too. Though she was born a peasant, he believes she will make wonderful queen when he inherits the throne. Kurit's mother, Queen Kasha believes Aenna is too beneath her and her son so she tries to drive the peon away so that Kurit will wed her chosen one.

SORROWS OF ADORATION is a beautiful tale that will remind readers of Cinderella (Barrymore's version) though the heroine seems much more capable of living on her own. The suspense takes a secondary but supportive role to a charming cast. This is a very enjoyable tale that readers will relish, but sadly no directly related sequel seems likely. The queen is a delicious villain who readers will love to hate. Author Kimberly Chapman is a gifted storyteller who will be tomorrow's superstar in the fantasy romance sub-genre.

Harriet Klausner

This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love among disparate social classes Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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