|Plot Summary of The One True Prince|
Five Star, May 2004, 26.95, 290 pp.
Following the last war it has taken the earth generations to recover as the ocean waters flowing deep into the land has changed much of the geography. The planet is technologically on the level of the Middle Ages though electricity is available to the royals and people in strategic positions. The Clan of Na Cereth has been on the throne of Albion since the end of the war in the Third Millennia but the five princes are never allowed to stay with their father in London for fear they will all be killed.
The five princes live throughout Albion with at least two are staying in monasteries. At the monastery at Siloth, the refuge of Prince Lorcan, invaders kill him and everyone else except Lady Myria, the abbot's daughter. When Prince Tiegue and his body guard leave the monastery of Kyle Na Durss, they are attacked but eventually reach London. In London, Tiegue's life as well as the rest of the Princes is in danger and it is Myria who rescues him not knowing until the last moment whohe real mastermind is.
Society has devolved into a feudal society where food is grown through ways used in the Middle Ages, which contrasts with the advanced scientific methods known by the Physic-Science Institute. Their breakthrough science and medical achievement is only accessible to the royals and their entourage. THE ONE TRUE PRINCE is a fascinating work of speculative fiction and it is a sure bet there will be further installments in this series because there are many questions that remain and actions to be worked out if THE ONE TRUE KING is to sit on the throne.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The One True Prince|
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?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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