|Plot Summary of The Dreams of Darkness - Everdark Wars 1|
This is a very imaginative fantasy, with a cast of well drawn characters and you are left with a sense of feeling that the world is very real. You are pulled into this well crafted landscape like a moth unable to avoid a naked flame.
Randrik alt Harbinnen is a bit of a rouge, more interested in fighting and having a good time with women than settling down. He finds himself reluctantly thrust into the role of hero, but what is so endearing is that he tries so hard not to be heroic, that his actions are a lot more realistic. Under orders to try and seduce, Perian, a young adept at the Temple of Light, he has no idea what challenges await him.
Perian is a Drevnya, a race of people with powers such as healing. She was brought up by human parents, who tried to inhibit her powers by instilling in her that they were immoral and evil. How were they to know that her powers would manifest anyway, no matter how much they tried to prevent it?
Someone else has noticed Perian, Azdrefel the souleater and the creator of their world. He was banished into the Everdark to stop him from destroying the very thing he created. But now he has become free, but there is only one way for him to stay that way. He has to inhabit the body of a child at the moment of birth. And he has decided that Perian will be the mother of that child…
This is a story of romance and adventure. The sexual tensions simmers between Perian and Randrik throughout. There are so may layers to this story, it's the sort of book you get lost in and forget there is actually a real world outside of it. I enjoyed it immensely.
Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of Silent Screams.
This synopsis report prepared by Annette Gisby
|Chapter Analysis of The Dreams of Darkness - Everdark Wars 1|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- super strength
- can cast many different spells
- is very quick
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
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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