|Plot Summary of The Captains Marshall: A Promise of Freedom|
|"Saoirse and Giselle Marshall are not typical 17th century English young ladies. They can sail, navigate, and wield a weapon as well as any man, having learned from their fathers, the owners of Marshall Ships. When their fathers pass away and they are left under the supervision of their uncaring and authoritative grandmother, the two cousins escape on a Marshall ship, enlisting the help of their fathers' crew. They embark on an adventure that takes them to the mysterious islands of the Caribbean, where they engage in piracy to defend themselves FROM piracy.
They meet an evil captain named Dunkelherz during a pirate attack, and the captains let him live because their good nature makes them hesitant to kill. But the two women will later regret letting Dunkelherz go, for he harms Peter, the cabin boy that Saoirse is very fond of. Peter is nursed back to health while out on the open sea, and Saoirse and Giselle make it their mission to find Dunkelherz's ship, and this time they won't let him get away. "
Cassie, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Captains Marshall: A Promise of Freedom|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 17th century
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- on the ocean surface
- pirate attack!
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
- sail boat
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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