|Plot Summary of The Phoenix Guards|
|"The Phoenix Guards is Dumas' The Three Musketeers set on Dragaera, the same setting as Brust's Vlad Taltos series, but in an earlier time. Khaavren goes off to become a Phoenix Guard, one of the elite palace guards, and falls in with three others also seeking fame, fortune, or something else - and the plot is off and running. A decent imitation of The Three Musketeers, complete with a narrator you want to smack; funny, light, swashbuckling reading."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Phoenix Guards|
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Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- spying/espionage in enemy territorry
- finding an assassin (political)
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Working up the ranks of...
- armed forces
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- hand to hand
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
- long lived adults
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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