|Plot Summary of Songmaster|
|"Ansset is a young boy with a gift for music greater than anyone has ever seen. He becomes the beloved comapnion of an Emperor, but later loses his musical gift."
Jennifer Rehmann, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Songmaster|
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Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Coming of age
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Mental/magical powers focus
Working up the ranks of...
- search for identity/new understanding
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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