|Plot Summary of The Book of Ptath|
THE BOOK OF PTATH is a fantasy novel published in 1943.
The setting is Earth, 200 millions years from now. Peter Holworth wakes up in a state of amnesia. Little by little, he remembers that he's died in a battle during WWII and remarks that a second personality is living now in his body. In fact, a being named Ptath, is trapped in Holworth's body. Ptath had decided a long time ago to be incarnated in the body of a series of common people in order to learn empathy, a feeling that could help him rule his country Gonwonlane. But, during Ptath's absence, a being named Ineznia has seized the reins of power and begun a hunt in order to catch a still weak Ptath. Both have the ability to leave their carnal body and secretly pass from people to people by squatting their mind. Soon, as Ptath is recovering, a huge battle is in the air, involving the armed forces of the three continents.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Chapter Analysis of The Book of Ptath|
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 - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Kind of alteration:
- Under control of magical being
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
If magical mental powers:
- can change shapes
- mind control
- distant future
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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