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In a continuation of the Pyrdain Chronicles, Taran seeks the Mirror of Llunet which he hopes will reveal his parent's identity and establish his lineage. Along the way he encounters a number of adventures: he must help King Smoit make peace among rival lords, defeat the wicked wizard Morda, fight Dorath and his band of outlaws, sacrifice a gift to help save an imposter, and learn the skills of potter, smith, and weaver. Eventually Taran finds the Mirror, but has learned that identity is more than a matter of bloodline.
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Taran, a foundling, leaves home to find his parents. Along the way, he meets many adults who become foster-parents to him, teaching him skills or helping him hone the skills he already has. Finally, he meets his father... or does he?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 15%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past    -   part earth & part fantasy world Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   farmer Age:    -   a teen

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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