|Plot Summary of Blood of Amber|
Sorcerer Merlin, son of Corwin, has been kidnapped and left alone in a cavern of blue stone that prevents him from using his magical abilities. He eventually breaks free, and pursues his ex-girlfriend Julia's killer. Luke, Merlin's former friend and the man who trapped him in the blue caverns, is involved in Julia's death and the repeated attempts on Merlin's life in some way, but the specifics are unknown.
Merlin is in a very special position, as he is descended from the royalty of both Chaos and Order, and can use the powers of both (the Pattern of Order, and the Logrus of Chaos). As he tracks down the unknown hand behind Julia's death, Merlin begins to realize that his troubles are only a part of a larger conflict between the forces of Order and Chaos.
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|Chapter Analysis of Blood of Amber|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- can cast many different spells
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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