The Sword of Maiden's Tears Book Summary and Study Guide

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On her 30th birthday, Ruth Marlowe finds a mugging victim, Rohanna Melior, who just happens to be an elf. Melior is from another world, and in New York City searching for the sword of Maiden's Tears. The sword, if handled by a human, will turn that person into a grendel, a large and mostrous being that is obsessed with two things-the sword, and feeding himself (with human flesh). Melior, Ruth and their friends must find and slay the grendel in order to save both Melior's people, and the people of New York City.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Romance    -   Yes Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical weapon Adversaries are…    -   giant monsters Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   librarian Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

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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