|Plot Summary of The Kagonesti|
The elves of Kyrnn are the most long-lived creatures inhabiting their world. This race is divided into two kinds, the house elves who live in self-constructed cities, and the wild elves who prefer to live in the forests. This book tells us in 3 parts about the history of the Kagonesti, the tribe of wild elves named after the first leader, Kagonos, who had been summoned by a silver dragon and given a ram's horn as a symbolic means of his leadership. The second and third part tell of their first positive interaction with humans and the days leading up to the time where their clan is facing destruction.
This synopsis report prepared by Lovely Wolff
The Kagonesti tells the story of the creation of the society of wild elves. Kagnos breaks away from "house elves" and leads his people to live in the wild. The novel tells of his coming of age as a leader and the story of future leaders of his tribe. Each of the new leaders comes of ages and fights dragons and wizards to continue the thriving of their race. They are nearly exterminated at the end of the novel but they survive to rebuild their society again. A great history fantasy novel of a fantasy race of wild outcasts.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniela Lo Presti
|Chapter Analysis of The Kagonesti|
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 - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 60%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- politician/elected ruler
- a teen
- long lived adults
- Domed/Underground City
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?
- explicit references to deaths
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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