|Plot Summary of Niamh and the Hermit|
Princess Niamh (pronounced Nee-EHV) is so incredibly beautiful and purehearted that no potential suitor can approach her without going mad. This presents a serious problem for the king and the queen since the continuation of the royal line is threatened. They search for a bridegroom far and wide and discover that their only hope is the mysterious Hermit who is rumored to have the lion's head and tail, the eagle's wings, and the saint's heart. Since he lives far away, Niamh and the Hermit begin their acquaintance by correspondence. They get to know each other through letters and fall in love.
Everyone is excited in happy anticipation of the Hermit's arrival except for an evil Count. He has plans of his own and therefore opposes the match. Having deceived the princess, he causes her to lose her beauty. Niamh is so disfigured that her father, the king, fails to recognize her and unknowingly banishes her from the kingdom. Niamh flees just before the Hermit arrives. The Hermit is heartbroken, but not defeated. He decides to find Niamh and embarks on a search.
This synopsis report prepared by Laura Southcombe
|Chapter Analysis of Niamh and the Hermit|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Kind of alteration:
- Magically turned into a monster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Type of couple:
- She's a human, he's a magical being
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
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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