|Plot Summary of The King's Buccaneer|
Nicholas, the future ruler of Midkemia is a tearaway teenager, so his father King Arutha sends him to his Uncle Martin at Crydee to make him into an apropriate charater to rule a Kingdom. While there he and his friend Harry fall for two girls of the court but unfortunately the girl Nicholas is interested in is also the object of his cousin's affection causing a great rivalry between the boys. An horrific raid on the town while the group are out hunting leaves most of Crydee's population killed and the rest (including the two girls) kidnapped and taken overseas to unknown lands. Nicholas is forced to team up with Harry, Marcus and the former pirate Amos Trask to travel to the unknown land of Novindus to attempt to rescue his people. But this is not just any kidnapping as the kidnappers have a dark purpose for wanting the people involving the evil Pantathian (serpent men) race. The group must rescue the captives and return to Midkemia to tell King Arutha of the Pantathin race. This novel is the lead-up to the Serpentwar saga
This synopsis report prepared by Neil Morey
|Chapter Analysis of The King's Buccaneer|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- two lovers coping with tough mission
- love triangle/polygon
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
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 primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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