|Plot Summary of The Spider Gem - Portal Chronicles 1|
The plot centres around three Earth teenagers, Ashley from Oregon USA and two Welsh boy, Mike and Rhys. The teenagers accidentally trigger a magical force when they find and connect a magical pendant and ring. All three are thrown into the world of Portalia where they arrive in the city of centaurs, Eumor. Here they befriend a young female centaur and the centaurs agree to help the earthlings return home.
To do this they must join forces with the centaurs, together with the friendly Portalia races of humans, elves and dwarves, to fight against an ancient foe, recently reawakened after many generations.
This foe, a warlock, has forged a mighty army of strange rock hewn creature known as the Graav couple with a huge force of spiders, called forth from various worlds by the use of a crystal known as The Spider Gem.
This synopsis report prepared by Gene Vernon
|Chapter Analysis of The Spider Gem - Portal Chronicles 1|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- roaming fantasy world, battling hostile monsters
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
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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