|Plot Summary of Darkfall|
|"It is Christmas Eve and the workers at the Fernley House office building are celebrating. A lightening storm begins and when a maintenance worker in the building's basement becomes afraid of the boilers exploding, he races to tell the office workers but he finds everyone to have disappeared. The only trace of human life left behind is a severed hand. The maintenance man alerts the police and that is when Detective Cardiff is called in to investigate.
Cardiff is a man with his own problems but what he finds at the office building makes him very nervous. A body of one of the office workers falls from the sky many miles away and an older woman who was at one point attending a party turns up on the street with the hunger for human flesh. This is just the beginning. Those who were absorbed into the walls during a phenomenon called Darkfall are about to come back altered and with the taste for humans. To make matters worse, scientists from a government agency with ulterior motives know quite a bit about Darkfall but they aren't telling Cardiff. It is up to Cardiff and a couple others to find out on there own what Darkfall really is and how they can escape before they are doomed to suffer the same fate as the others who have returned."
Alicia, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Darkfall|
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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 - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Kind of alteration:
- Scientifically turned into a monster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the monster chased me!
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
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can change shapes
- fire/thunder/weather cntrl
- super strength
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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