|Plot Summary of The Wizard Of Camelot|
|"In the near future, Earth's environment, economic system, and governments have degenerated into anarchy. Urban rioters roam the streets, families starve in their homes, and suicide is common. It is in this world that Tom Malory, an English soldier, sneaks into a restricted forest to chop down an oak tree and steal enough wood to keep his family warm. Instead, Malory's axe releases Merlin the Magician who has been imprisoned in the oak for centuries.
Deciding that only modern magic can save humanity, Merlin sets out to re-establish his authority and create a new school of sorcery. But convincing a jaded world that mankind's greatest wizard has returned isn't easy. Talk show hosts ridicule Merlin. Religious fanatics try to assassinate him. Even Malory starts wondering about the strange old man living in his house. Through it all, Merlin perseveres and begins ushering in a new age of magic -- even as frightened, obsessed factions do everything they can to stop him.
Michael Jung, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Wizard Of Camelot|
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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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Mental/magical powers focus
- good magical powers being hunted by non/weaker magical(s) (fantasy)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can talk to animals
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- can cast many different spells
- can grant wishes
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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