The Usurper - The Book of the Kingdoms 2 Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is book 2 of The Kingdoms. After Kedryn meets Taws, Messenger of Ashar, he comes away blind, but did not kill the Messenger. Now he must search for a way to cure his blindness. With the help of Wynett, Sister of the Light, he sets out on a journey that will take him into the netherworld. After returning with his sight restored, he finds that Taws has gone into the Kingdoms and set up his pawn to become King. This puts the Kingdoms on the brink of civil war.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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