|Plot Summary of Derik's Bane|
Berkley, Jan 2005, 6.50, 304 pp.
In Massachusetts, Werewolf Antonia tells pack member Derik Gardner he must save the world from Morgan le Fay of Monterrey, California. Derik arrives at Dr. Sara Gunn's Monterey home, but she is working. Monks attack her, but they fall over each other like a comedy team. Sara returns home where Derik having confirmed with Antonia that Sara is Morgan tries to kill her; instead she knocks him out giving him an aneurism. Being a werewolf, Derik heals fast. He informs her he could not kill her and then asks for food as he is hungry. He insists she is Morgan, but she denies that though she has always been lucky whenever she really needed something she got it. Derik also tells her he is a werewolf. She thinks he is a homicidal lunatic. Derik kisses her.
They visit her boss Dr. Cummings who says she is Morgan and that Derik as a werewolf is a lousy mate. He also says she must defeat someone named Arthur's Chosen in Salem, Massachusetts who want her dead.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Derik's Bane|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- werewolf teething
Type of couple:
- She's a human, he's a magical being
If magical mental powers:
- can change shapes
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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