|Plot Summary of The Lance Thrower|
Forge, Sep 2004, 27.95, 528 pp.
In fifth century Gaul, Clothar the Lance Thrower is raised by his aunt, the Lady of the Lake when his father is murdered. At the same time, Caius Merlyn raises Arthur to become the future king of England.
Arthur and Clothar become close friends and the expatriate Frank becomes a believer in the dream of Camulod. As the duo and others begin their quest to make the ideal a reality, a woman enters the mix. This is no ordinary female as both Arthur and Clothar fall in love with her, but will this kind woman inadvertently prove to split the friends apart?
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Lance Thrower|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- King Arthur
Coming of age
- guardian of justice
- love triangle/polygon
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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