|Plot Summary of The Mask and the Sorceress|
Eos, Apr 2001, 25.00, 454 pp.
Evil beings broke the Ban that safely locked away the Deep Magic, leading to a vicious war. Though the forces of good won, one malevolent individual Theatana, sister to the ruler of Ascendancy escapes. Her nephew Ilarion knowing his aunt is a dangerous lunatic pursues her in an attempt to stop her spreading madness before civil war II further decimates the country.
Though insane, Theatana begins to accumulate allies while her foe struggles to simply survive. However, Ilarion finally catches up with his aunt on an island on the edge of the world where the magically powerful Mask of the Adversary can be found and, if harnessed, should lead to easy victory.
THE MASK AND THE SORCERESS is an entertaining epic fantasy that though part of a series can stand alone (what a unique thought for the genre). Dennis Jones provides enough information from the previous book (see THE STONE AND THE MAIDEN) within the subplots so those in the audience who did not read that novel will understand how events reached the points in this fun to read story line. Genre fans will look forward to the final tale of the “House of the Pandragore” where good vs. evil in confrontation with the stakes being world domination.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Mask and the Sorceress|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
What is main char. doing?
- finding a killer (criminal)
- magical artifact
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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