|Plot Summary of The Talisman|
Jack Sawyer is an exceptional boy with a secret ability. He can travel to a land called the Territories. This different land is somewhere that only the most exceptional people can go. As a young boy, he went to this land without thinking. His father and his father's business partner discovered this abilty, and in turn discovered the Territories. The business partner, Morgan Sloat saw an opportunity to exploit this power. Jack's father tried to hold him back, but was unfortunatly killed in a hunting 'accident'.
After his father's death, Jack's mother, Lily, took him away from Morgan, and went into hiding. Morgan understood that if Jack ever found out about his power he could destroy his plans for fame and fortune in the Territories. Coupled with this is the fact that Jack's mother is dying of cancer. While hiding from Sloat, Jack meets a strange man named Speedy Parker. Speedy helps Jack learn about himself, and what he must do to save his mother. He also learns that his mother's death would be far more disastrous then he could possibly imagine.
This synopsis report prepared by Matthew Palmere
|Chapter Analysis of The Talisman|
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
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a kid
If magical mental powers:
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
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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