The Sword of Bedwyr - Crimson Shadow 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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A pretty good fantasy book about a young nobleman named Luthien Bedwyr who takes revenge upon a cyclopian warrior who kills his best friend, causing him to learn of how the people of Avon oppress his homeland of Eriador. He then goes on the road so his family will not suffer for his action, and befriends a halfling bandit. They have a series of adventures against the Avonese lords, and the two eventually come to the city of Montfort. Luthien falls in love with the local Duke's slave girl, and he stays, eventually creating a heroic myth around himself, and leading to a general rebellion against the Avonese. Some originality in the plot and ideas, and fairly good.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   kills without good reason    -   strict rationing of freedoms/goods Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand    -   sword fights Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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