|Plot Summary of The Mystery of Lord Sha|
The Mysteries of Lord Sha by Erik l'homme is the sequel to the first book in his ‘Book of the stars' series. It follows Robin Penmarch, a 13 year old apprentice sorcerer who is especially gifted. He is taught by the sorcerer Quadehar.
The Book of the Stars series is set on the lost Isle, a magical land that split of from the real world long ago, falling into a different dimension. On the lost isle there are two doors, one to the real word and one to the ‘Uncertain world'. In the first book Robin and his friends journey into the Uncertain world where they escape great peril thanks to Robin's magic, but only just. A "Dark Lord" is after Robin, but no one knows why.
When the guild (sorcerer's federation) attacks the Dark Lord, led by Queadehar, Robin is locked up in an old monastery for his own safety. Whilst the Sorcerers are getting massacred outside the Dark Lord's front gate in the Unknown World, Robin discovers a startling truth about his own past. Meanwhile Robin is confused about his relationship with two of his friends Amber and Agatha, which forms a vicious love triangle.
This synopsis report prepared by john
|Chapter Analysis of The Mystery of Lord Sha|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
- love triangle/polygon
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- can cast many different spells
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
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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