|Plot Summary of Taltos|
|"Ash Templeton is the last of his kind, an ancient race called the Taltos. Tall, beautiful and born full-grown, they were erased by mankind many centuries ago. In modern day New York, Ash comes into contact with Rowan Mayfair and her husband Michael Curry, who are the parents of two Taltos, now dead. Ash relays the story of his people to Rowan and Michael, while unbeknownst to all of them, young Mona Mayfair, who had a one-night affair with Michael, is giving birth to a Taltos in the swamps of Louisiana."
Amanda Goodwin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Taltos|
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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 - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vampires taking a quick bite
- business executive
- long lived adults
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
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- Average intelligence
- general past
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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