|Plot Summary of The Lazarus Bloom|
Lazarus is a shy gardener working for the Budoin Household, who is unaware of why he has the ability to control and manipulate plant growth. His mother, Roslyn seeking to gain control of the Tianamain House, murdered his brother, his father and himself, but he was recovered by a gypsy woman who found his body and replaced the heart which had been removed with a flower and thus, he aquired these powers.
It is in the gardent that he meets Ivy, a lady-in-waiting at Budoin, who is engaged to marry the haughty and empty-headed Ambassador Rafael. The two devise a plan to kidnap Rafael and take him to Lazarus' mother, who will cast a spell to turn his heart. The plan fails, however, and Rafael is blinded.
The two take the wounded Ambassador to Ja'suun, Lazarus' hometown, only to uncover Lazarus' past. Lazarus decides to confront his mothrr, who still rules the House at Tianamian, and Ivy agrees to come with him. After coercion, Rafael agrees to go as well.
The trio set off to Bridge with the intent of alerting to House Counsil of Mistress Roslyn's deceitful doings. Lazarus learns to control his powers, while Ivy and Rafael square off and finally realize that the best man for her is, in fact, Lazarus.
This synopsis report prepared by Libby Cudmore
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|Chapter Analysis of The Lazarus Bloom|
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 - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Mental/magical powers focus
- animal related power (fantasy)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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