|Plot Summary of Path of Honor|
|"A year after accepting her new life as an ahalad-kaalslane, a sort of wandering priest or priestess who is telepathically linked with an animal, nothing seems to be going the way Reisil planned. The friends that she had made the years before were traveling, and her fellow ahalad-kaalslane are stand-offish and fearful.
Most destressing, however, is that the Blessed Lady, the Goddess of Reisil's country, seems to have turned her back on the people. Fewer and fewer are hearing the call to become ahalad-kaalslane, new mysterious creatures are attacking people who wander into the mountains, and a deadly plague has stricken the country. Reisil, who was given the ability to heal from the Blessed Lady is horrified to discover that this gift cannot stand against the deadly illness. In addition to this worry, a group of mysterious ambassadors has come to visit the royal family, and Reisil fears that they are working on a hidden agenda.
Reisil begins to believe that the only way to defeat the plague is to seek out the Wizards, but after killing a large number of them the year before, she wonders if the more distructive nature of the Blessed Lady's gift is enough to protect her."
Amanda Kowalcze, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Path of Honor|
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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 - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Mental/magical powers focus
- animal related power (fantasy)
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- religious figure
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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