Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Novelette

Number of words : 10000
Percent of complex words : 7.5
Average syllables per word : 1.4
Average words per sentence : 11.4


READABILITY INDICES

Fog : 7.6
Flesch : 74.1
Flesch-Kincaid : 5.8


: The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett


CHARACTERS

Max Brandon : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

A grave-robber. Or adventurous explorer, depending on who you ask.

Jarthur : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Head of the Society for the Preservation of Martian Relics.

Sylvia Eustace : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Wants to marry Brandon. A bit of an adventurer herself.

Dhu Kar : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Venusian. Brandon's rival.

Tobul : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. Dead.

Kymra : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Tobul's rival.


ORGANISATIONS

Society for the Preservation of Martian Relics : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Respecters of Martian culture.


RACES

Prira Cen : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

The Blue Hairs, the oldest race of Mars.

Sorcerers of the Lost Islands : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Rulers of Mars 40,000 years ago.


PLACES

Rhiannon : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Place where the Lost Sorcerers ruled.

Lost Islands : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Sorcerer hangout.

Phobos : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Moon of Mars.


TECHNOLOGY

Circlet : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Allows one of the dead minds to control a body.


WEAPONS

Needle gun : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Handgun.

Projector : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

Can finish off one of these dead minds.

Prism : The Sorcerer of Rhiannon - Leigh Brackett

A negative energy device of destruction.


PLOT

Max Brandon is a charismatic archaeologist of questionable ethics, that ends up in trouble in the desert. He is looking for the Lost Islands of Rhiannon, where the ancient Sorcerer race dwells.

He gets more than he bargained for when he is possessed by a dead sorcerer, thanks to good old-fashioned super science crown. Even worse, the woman who wants to make an honest man of him is also taken by Tobul's arch enemy of another race.

Super science destruction looms, until a rival archaeologist arrives and they decide to make a deal - two ancient Martian figures with a body sharing arrangement could make a difference for Mars.


3.5 out of 5

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