|Plot Summary of Swords for Hire|
In the ancient Kingdom of Parmall, Sam Hatcher lives a simple life with his parents—until he turns sixteen. Then Sam meets Rigby Skeet, a wisecracking guard who calls himself a “Sword for Hire.” The two uncover a plot that has imprisoned King Olive in a dungeon guarded by the terrifying Boneman. The king's evil (and very strange) brother now rules the kingdom. Sam then joins Rigby on an cross-country adventure—encountering evil guards, a magical sorcerer, and even a beautiful girl held captive.
Packed with adventure and humor, this new award-winning short fantasy novel was inspired by William Goldman's "The Princess Bride."
This synopsis report prepared by Paul Allen
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|Chapter Analysis of Swords for Hire|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- guardian of justice
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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