|Plot Summary of House of Many Shadows|
After a nervous breakdown, Meg's cousin sends her to the country--one of the houses Sylvia inherited from one of her many husbands, in Pennsylvania.
Grateful for the distraction, Meg agrees to watch the house for a while. She doesn't expect to find Sylvia's stepson, Andy, there, acting as groundskeeper, also recovering from an illness. Meg remembered Andy as a bully, and their first encounter doesn't dissuade the notion. Then, strange things begin occurring. Time lapses, black outs.
Meg thinks she's having another breakdown, until Andy admits that, when she sees things, he sees them too. Soon, they are delving into the history of the house and of Andy's family. Meg and Andy realize that there are ghosts of an old German scientist, his granddaughter, and her companion, who is a witch. Or are they? Did the old scientist manage to create a time portal? Meg and Andy must figure it out before the deadline--or the men that came to kill the three will do the same to Meg and Andy too.
This synopsis report prepared by Sarrah
|Chapter Analysis of House of Many Shadows|
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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the haunted house chased me!
Really unusual traits?
- Mentally ill or deluded
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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