|Plot Summary of In the Face of Death|
|"Madelaine de Montalia, anthropologist, scholar and vampire goes to the American West in the 1840's to learn from the American Indians, as her creator Saint-Germain did 200 years before in South America. She's already spent time with 8 tribes when she comes to San Francisco in 1855 to write up her experiences when she meets and fall in love with William T. Sherman, her banker. She's only with the married Sherman for seven months that year then goes on the learn from a few other tribes before she studies the Choctaw in Oklahoma, then in Alabama and Georgia. It is there that she meets Sherman again, caring for the wounded because she can't let people suffer when she is capable of alleviating that suffering. They spend eight months “together” during the last year of the war. Six years later she sees him twice during a European sojourn. He is the major love of her life."
Julia Walter, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of In the Face of Death|
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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 - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- alternate history
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vampires taking a quick bite
- long lived adults
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- super strength
- is very quick
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
- Domed/Underground City
- 19th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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