|Plot Summary of Darksong Rising - Spellsong Cycle 3|
Lady Anna, song-sorceress and Regent of Defalk, continues her campaign to secure her lands from invasion and foster equal rights for women. An interesting exercise in managing and manipulating medieval-style politics, though the central conflict of the book is strangely underwhelming. Lady Anna is an outstandingly detailed, realistic character.
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|Chapter Analysis of Darksong Rising - Spellsong Cycle 3|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Repressive society story
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- women are slaves
If magical mental powers:
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- can cast many different spells
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?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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