|Plot Summary of The Crystal Shard - Icewind Trilogy 1|
A poor wizard apprentice is taken in by an evil artifact's promises of power. He tries to take over an area that happens to include a great elven swordsman and his friends, all of whom are quite capable of taking on a lowly apprentice, even one with an evil artifact. The fight is made more difficult however, by the recruitment of several thousand evildoers for the bad guys and the good guys being too suspicious of each other to co-operate. Also, one of the greatest armies for good is under the evil power, with the one man who can change that is under severe delusions of being the best fighter in the area. But as hopeless as this all sounds, the entire book is carried out in high fantasy form, with much action and great dialogue throughout.
This synopsis report prepared by The Ninth Gate
Drizzt Do'Urden is forced to fight a deluded wizard who is being controlled by a magical item from the past called the crystal shard. Drizzt and his friends, Bruenor, Cattie-Brie and his black panther Gwewhywar, set out to kill the wizard and bring peace to the region
This synopsis report prepared by Eric Lamarche
It describes a character who fights the prejudices of his race by striving for freedom and equality side by side with characters of other races and genders. It has all the things a good fantasy book would have; master swordsman, angry dwarf, the rash barbarian, the lazy halfling, the cunning assasin, the beautiful young women trying to proove herself and of course the big, mean demon terrorizing the countryside.
This synopsis report prepared by Matt D'Apolito
|Chapter Analysis of The Crystal Shard - Icewind Trilogy 1|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 40%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- sword fights
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Escaping from behind enemy lines?
- champion of justice
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- is very quick
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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