|Plot Summary of The Adventures of Charlie Tooth|
L. B. Richards
Vortex, Sep 2004, 9.95, 320 pp.
Charlie Tooth of the Tooth family (or should that be Teeth family?) believes his Connecticut neighborhood is safe and familiar. Thus when one minute he is in the school cafeteria and the next he is at a party, Charlie is a bit surprised because the attendees are different species including a few not even humanoid. Everyone present believes Charlie is the Squire of Grimfir Boldrock, an intelligent reptilian who speaks several languages fluently.
The would be squire comes to the attention of the magician Onnser the Semi-Magnificent when the teen opens his carriage door by stretching and manipulating his fingers to undo the magical locks. Onnser takes on Charlie as his apprentice, teaching him the tricks of the trade in hope that the lad will defeat the Orphans Lords Dix and Dax who hold the world of Nivlag in an iron grip. Charlie may not have resolved how he got where he is, but believes he must end the reign of terror or his new friend will die.
THE ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE TOOTH will appeal to the fans of all ages of Harry Potter. The protagonist is a bewildered lad who has no idea where he is or that he possesses magical abilities. Initially he just wants to return to his home as a Connecticut Yankee, but as he comes to know some of the people of Nivlag, he realizes he needs to help his new friends even though that means risking his life.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Adventures of Charlie Tooth|
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 - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a contemporary society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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