|Plot Summary of Prince of Dreams|
Del Rey, Jan 2004, 14.95, 432 pp.
The High King of Britain Markion sends his nephew Tristan to escort his newly betrothed Princess Essylte, daughter of King Percival of Gwynedd, back to him so she can become his High Queen in Tintagel. The marriage is a political union of the two most powerful families on the isles and surely will lead to a lasting prosperous peace for all with their children ruling for eternity.
When Tristan and Essylte meet, love at first sight flows between them. Both know their duties to their respective lieges and their people. To act on their feelings mean treason and possible war. However, the matters of the heart cannot be ignored that easily and soon Tristan and Essylte will have to decide between love or honor and duty.
Nancy Mackenzie is already recognized as the Guinevere of Camelot tales and her latest PRINCE OF DREAMS will enhance that regal reputation. The story line tells the legendary tale in a fresh, vivid plot that brings to life the Arthurian Age so that the audience will feel they are witnesses to a magical period. The love between the protagonists hooks the audience who prays for a happier ending than the legend or the ultimate star-crossed pair Romeo and Juliet. Ms. McKenzie has another winner that fans will read in one delightful sitting.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Prince of Dreams|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- love forbidden by society
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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