|Plot Summary of Past Imperative: Round One of the Great Game|
|"Edward Exeter, a seemingly normal English schoolboy, is transported to another world because of an old - and very precise - prophecy. (That's the past imperative.) Edward, it seems, is meant to kill death on this other world. Unfortunately, Edward's guide dies shortly after arrival, and for most of the rest of the book Edward is simply trying to survive. He must avoid being killed by the minions of death and simultaneously learn the rules of the Great Game. This book has a wonderful setting and background and is the start to a great series. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Past Imperative: Round One of the Great Game|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can cast many different spells
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
- long-lived adults
- religious figure
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can cast all sorts of spells
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
- 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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