|Plot Summary of Rhapsody|
|"Emily is a young farm girl on an island named Serein. A young man from the distant future is magically placed in her village by Meridian, a man who can control the threads of time to a limited extent. The young man and Emily meet at a dance and fall in love. They then, go on a walk and consummmate their marriage. Emily invites the young man to her birthday the next day. When he doesn't show up, she feels betrayed, but really Meridian had moved him back to his real time, where the young man searches to find a way to see her again.
Emily runs away from home and becomes first a prostitute, and then Rhapsody, a Singer who can heal through her songs. When a powerful man who remembers what she was like as a prostitute wants her, she runs away again this time trying to escape the mans allies, and mercenaries. While running through the streets, she runs into The Brother, an assassin who never misses his mark, and his best friend, a giant firbolg. She adopts them and inadvertly changes the Brother's name in the process. They escape, and the two men take her with them to travel the earth for hundreds of years.
When they again see light they are changed, each with a power over one of the elements. They find themselves on the other side of the world, in a time a thousand years after their own, where people speak a language much changed from their own. In an attempt to join the culture, Rhapsody finds heerself spending time with a leader of a religion. During which, she learns that her home island, Serein, was destroyed by a hidious fire. Then she visits a duke, who her that many children had been kidnapped recently; so, with her Firbolg friends, she attempts to find the children before moving on to the Firbolg lands, where the Brother intends to become king of the Firbolg."
olivia, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Rhapsody|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- largely forwards/future
- destined love (dream or prediction)
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
Story largely takes place in
- Really long ago
- long lived adults
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- magical being
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- mind control
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Smarter than most other characters
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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