The Diamond Throne - The Elenium 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the Diamond Throne, the Pandion Knight Sparhawk returns from ten years' exile by corrupt government officials to find the Queen, who ordered him to return upon her coronation, encased in a diamond hard transparent casing. His tutor in the magical arts, Sephrenia, tells him that this is a powerful enchantment meant to keep the queen in stasis, for she suffers a grave illness. The enchantment, however, has its price. The twelve knights who added their powers to Sephrenia's for the spell will die, one per month, until only Sephrenia remains, and then she, too, will die. Thus begins the search for the cure.
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Sparhawk, the Queen's Champion is caught up in a plot to depose the Queen, dishonor the knightly order, and put a scoundrel into the Archprelate's throne. His Queen poisoned but sustained by the knights' magic, he journeys the land to find a cure and to thwart the plans of a mad knight whose dark magic could plunge the world into a new Dark Age.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   40's-50's If magical mental powers:    -   telekinesis    -   can cast many different spells    -    Invisibility    -   can read emotions    -   healing


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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