|Plot Summary of Shadow of a Dark Queen - Serpentwar Saga 1|
Rupert Avery "Roo" and Erik von Darkmoor are on the run after they kill Eriks half brother Stefan von Darkmoor, a nobleman who raped Erik's sweetheart Rosalyn. They are captured and sentenced to death but get a last minute reprieve on the condition that they work as mercenaries for the legendary Eagle of Krondor, Calis. They undergo a strict training regime under Calis's sergeant Bobby de Loungville, then head out to the distant land of Novindus, stopping off at sorcerer's isle first where they pick up Nakor, a powerful magician who insists that his spells are merely tricks. They join up with the mercenary army in Novindus to discover its purpose. The group of mercenaries then escape to relay their information back to their homeland but first they must thwart their enemies planc to take a city rich in boat building yards to transport their army across the water to Midkemia.
This synopsis report prepared by Neil Morey
A young blacksmith and his friend kill a noble then run from the law. When they are captured, they are drafted into a suicidal mission- to join the enemies army and to find out what their plan is.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Smith
|Chapter Analysis of Shadow of a Dark Queen - Serpentwar Saga 1|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 23.3%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 16.7%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- great warrior
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- spying/espionage in enemy territorry
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
Planet outside solar system?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- rape/molest (yeech!)
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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