|Plot Summary of The Road to Kotaishi|
A young apprentice monk joins a pilgrimage to seek the legendary leader who will unite the kingdoms. Along the way he faces many situations that force him to discover within himself the meaning of truth: is it what he has been taught, what he sees happening before him, or what he believes? His arduous journey confronts him with danger from unscrupulous warlords, fanatic religious warriors, and finally a city ruled by female magicians, where the truth of his heritage is revealed. At every step he must make choices that are never black and white but only shades of murky grey, where to choose wrong might lead both he and his entire band of pilgrims to certain destruction.
This synopsis report prepared by Kevin Radthorne
|Chapter Analysis of The Road to Kotaishi|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- search for identity/new understanding
- a teen
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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