|Plot Summary of Crown Duel - Crown and Court Duet 1|
This book is about a young countess named Meliara and her brother, Branaic. Before their father dies, they promise to start a revolt in thier land. They want to take the evil King off his throne. However, one night Mel is out spying on the enemy camp and she falls into one of their own people's traps. This is the start of a wild adventure where Mel is taken to the King by The Marquis of Shevraeth, escapes and is on the run. She is captured yet again by an evil cousin of the King and taken to a torture room, but as the torturers come towards Mel, The Marquis of Shevraeth comes and saves the day! He then sends Mel with a couple of his trusted friends and soliders to his palace.
There Mel sees her brother and they head back to their country. On the way there, Bran and Mel are ambushed by a group of soliders of the enemy. Mel runs to her people who stage a fight against The Marquis of Shevreath because they think he betrayed them. At the battle a messanger comes and requests that Mel comes with him inside the camp. She follows him and leads him to the Marquis, who taks her to another camp where she finds her brother well and alive. That night they planned for the final battle against the evil King.
This synopsis report prepared by Marcie
Tlanth is in trouble. Its impoverished leaders, Countess Meliara Astair and her brother, Count Branaric, endeavor to hold it together with little help from King Galdran, whose taxes continue to rise. But when Galdran breaks the ancient Covenant with the Hill People, cutting down valuable colorwood trees, Mel and Bran defend them, going to war with the little resources they have and only a few loyal people to fight for them.
This synopsis report prepared by Kate
|Chapter Analysis of Crown Duel - Crown and Court Duet 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 - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- humans in a contemporary society
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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