|Plot Summary of The Mask of Circe|
Jay Seward is a psychiatrist who allows himself to be a guinea pig for a technique for uncovering buried memories. The experiment goes too deep and uncovers things that should have stayed buried. Jay Seward fings himself answering a call he's never been aware of, and he becomes Jason (as in, Jason and the Argonauts). He believes he's been taken backwards in time. In this new place and time, two groups want him. The priests of Apollo want him to lead them to the young Circe, who is born to take up the mask of Circe and become the Circe. In this time, the original Circe is dead, but certain women can wear the mask of Circe and call her up again. The other group that wants him is those who worship Hecate. Jay Seward has to figure out what's going on and what side he wants to be on before it's too late for him.
This synopsis report prepared by Melissa Cookson
|Chapter Analysis of The Mask of Circe|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- largely backwards/past
- magical artifact
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- very controlled society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
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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