|Plot Summary of Trollslayer|
In this bold and bloody collection of short stories, the young poet Felix accompanies Gotrek, a dwarven warrior, on his bloody quest to seek death in the most grand way possible. Because of some horrible, unnamed crime committed against himself and his people, Gotrek is determined to redeem himself by dying in battle. Felix, whose life he had saved, swore to accompany him and immortalize him in an epic poem documenting his doom. Over the short stories in the book, we will join the two heroes as they hack, stab and chop their way through frenzied cults, cruel noblemen, and fantastic monsters in the dark, gothic world of Warhammer, which seems to be loosely based on medieval Germany. The two rescue a young man from a fanatical cult on the darkest night of the year, go on a search for missing children and find one of Felix's old friends is behind them, come to the aid of an orphaned woman whose village was destroyed by a dark army, and come to fight the forces of chaos.
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|Chapter Analysis of Trollslayer|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- roaming fantasy world, battling hostile monsters
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- super strength
- is very quick
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
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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