The Blackstone Chronicles Book Summary and Study Guide

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The town of Blackstone has sat in the shadow of the large mansion turned asylum for generations. Now the town is ready for the next phase of the buildings life, a shopping center. The whole town has turned up for the ceremonial destruction of one of the walls and a speech by the towns newspaper editor Oliver Metcalf, the grandson of the original builder and the son of the asylums last superintendent. As the ball swings Oliver is overcome with blinding headaches and visions of a boy in the asylum.
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While Oliver trys to figure out the visions a black shadow in the asylum is taking objects once owned by asylum patients and giving them to various residence. In turn these objects bring horror beyond imagine to their recipients. Now Oliver has two mysteries to solve while trying to keep Rebecca, a quiet woman whom he is falling in love with, safe.

This was written in serial form distributed in seven books and is now in one full novel.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the inanimate object chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's

Writing Style

How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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