|Plot Summary of The Elder Gods|
David & Leigh Eddings
Warner, Oct 2003, 25.95
Four Gods commanding a specific directional point each control the Land of Dhrall and its people. Brothers dominate north and south while sisters rule east and west. However, in the center where the compass converges lies That-Called-The-Vlagh, a creature not under godly power with ambitions to conquer the land.
The deity quartet raise children to become dreamers to fulfill the prophecy that claims one who would defeat That-Called-The-Vlagh will come. As the latest cycle comes to a close, only the Dreamers can save the day, but meanwhile as the Gods wait for the right time the foursome raises a human army to combat That-Called-The-Vlagh and his horde.
The opening book of the four-novel set The Dreamers sets the stage for what could prove to be a strong series centering on the recycling of life and death. However, THE ELDER GODS spends so much time setting the table, no one dines.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Elder Gods|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- magical being
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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