|Plot Summary of Shapechanger's Song - Chronicles of the Cheysuli 1|
|"Alix is a young lady, raised by a cropper who she believes is her father. She is kidnapped along with the heir to the Homana throne by one of the outlawed cheysuli. While held by the cheysuli, a race of shapechangers, Alix learns that she is the daughter of Lindir, who ran away with a cheysuli years ago. That action precipitated a decree by her father, the ruler of Homana, to exterminate the entire race of cheysuli. Alix resists truth, and her attraction to Duncan, the chief of the cheysuli group that captured her. Carillon, the heir is released, but Alix is forced to stay with the cheysuli. She soon learns that she is in fact the daughter of Lindir, and she has gifts of the ancients. She can hear and speak to all the Lir (bond animals to the cheysuli). When Homana is attacked by enemies and Carillon captured, Alix defies Duncan to go to his aid, even though by now she is married to Duncan and carries his child. The ruler of Homana is killed, and Carillon flees to exile with the cheysuli."
Firefrost k Vala, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Shapechanger's Song - Chronicles of the Cheysuli 1|
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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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- falling in love with the enemy
- 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 change shapes
- can talk to animals
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- 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 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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