|Plot Summary of The Thousand Orcs|
The lower part of the Spine of the World is under assault by a horde of giants and orcs seeking to conquer the region, and the dwarven cities are too busy competing with one another to notice the danger in the mountains. Bruenor, a dwarf, is about to become king of Mithral Hall, and his friends, among them Drizzt, agree to escort him to his new realm. However, they are drawn into the increasingly bloody war against the giants and orcs, and ultimately find themselves fighting a brutal siege in wake of massacres carried out by the horde. However, it seems that greater powers are coming to be involved in the struggle, and the Hunters' Blade series gets off to a good start with this installment.
This synopsis report prepared by Robert Stiles
|Chapter Analysis of The Thousand Orcs|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- sword fights
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- magical being
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- is very quick
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
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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