|Plot Summary of The Sterkarm Handshake|
The 21st century has found a way into the 16th century and is trying to exploit the resources and people--the savages--of that time. Unfortunately, the savages are hardly savage: more canny, cunning, lying, treacherous, vindictive and proud. The people on both sides sound very similar. Price has created wonderful characters and a very strong, exciting story about cultural conflict.
This synopsis report prepared by Christine G.
|Chapter Analysis of The Sterkarm Handshake|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
- into past and future equally
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- sword fights
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
Story largely takes place in
- Middle Ages-1899
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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