|Plot Summary of Corsair|
Warner, May 2001, 6.99, 406 pp.
He was a teen fishing in a secluded spot with two friends when the Linyati entered his village killing those who fought and enslaving the rest. The village is destroyed and Gareth Radnor's family along with it. Gareth moves to the Capitol City to live with his uncle.
When a bored Gareth pulls a prank on a noble, the lord vows vengeance. For his nephew's safety, his uncle sends Gareth to go to the sea.
Over time he becomes voted the captain of the Steadfast. He leads his men in battle against the Linyati and wins. He returns home wealthy, but unable to rest on his laurels. He devices a plan to steal the Linyati treasury that requires trekking deep into enemy territory.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Corsair|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- great warrior
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- ocean ship battles
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- bulging muscles
- an entire race
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can cast all sorts of spells
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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