The Burning by Kathryn Lasky

210 pages first pub 2004 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous fast-paced

Description

Soren and his band are sent to the mysterious Northern Kingdoms to gather allies and learn the art of war in preparation for the coming cataclysmic battle against the sinister Pure Ones. Meanwhile, in the Southern Kingdoms, St. Aggies has fallen t...

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Moods

adventurous 100%
dark 41%
tense 41%
emotional 35%
mysterious 29%
hopeful 17%
inspiring 17%
challenging 11%
sad 11%
funny 5%
informative 5%
lighthearted 5%
reflective 5%

Pace

fast 52%
medium 47%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 33% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 21%

Average rating

3.88

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