The Road to Kotaishi Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young apprentice monk joins a pilgrimage to seek the legendary leader who will unite the kingdoms. Along the way he faces many situations that force him to discover within himself the meaning of truth: is it what he has been taught, what he sees happening before him, or what he believes? His arduous journey confronts him with danger from unscrupulous warlords, fanatic religious warriors, and finally a city ruled by female magicians, where the truth of his heritage is revealed. At every step he must make choices that are never black and white but only shades of murky grey, where to choose wrong might lead both he and his entire band of pilgrims to certain destruction.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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