|Plot Summary of The Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods|
Far away, a vast land called the Edge juts out into the emptiness, suspended amid the empty sky, a waterfall pouring over its edge into the emptiness. This unusual land is home to many peoples and creatures, strange and often frightening. While one make a fortune here in many ways, one can also meet one's doom in an equally diverse number of ways. The most terrifying creature is the Gloamglozer, a mythical being which can lure beings to the edge of their world. Aimed at young readers, older readers can still enjoy the series' fantastic imagination and unusual sytle.
In the Deepwoods, far in the interior of this land, a human boy named Twig lives with a woodtroll tribe, adopted by a woodtroll family as a baby. Needless to say, he never quite fits in with the other woodtrolls. When he turns thirteen, his mother admits that she adopted him, and tearfully sends him off to meet a mysterious relative who can help him find his destiny. Instead, he violates the dictum that the woodtrolls live by: never stray from the path. When he does, things go haywire.
Vaguely promised a great destiny, he heads through the Deepwoods, meeting a wide variety of strange creatures and sometimes nearly getting eaten by them. He meets and befriends a huge but timid banderbear, nearly gets eaten by a carnivorous tree and meets a tribe of red-faced slaughterers. The storytelling is episodic, with Twig coming across one odd group of creatures after another, but still very imaginative.
This synopsis report prepared by Robert
|Chapter Analysis of The Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a teen
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy 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?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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