|Plot Summary of The Halfmen of O|
|"New Zealander Susan Ferris has been marked by Freeman Wells. The mark he placed on her wrist sets her apart as the chosen one who is destined to bring back ballance to the land of O. Her destiny is revealed when Susan and her cousin Nicholas Quinn are kidnapped by the grizzly goldminer Jimmy Jaspers and brought to the land of O through a portal in the back of an abandoned mine. Susan escapes with the help of the woodland folk and learns she must embark on a quest to recover the two stone halves from the birdfolk and the stonefolk and join them on the motherstone, putting an end the the rule of otis claw, odo cling and the halfmen of O forever. "
Neil Morey, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Halfmen of O|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- magical artifact
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
- Domed/Underground City
- current (early 21st century)
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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