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Brothers in Arms Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms is the story of twins Caramon and Raistlin Majere's early life. The boys turn into men in the story and while Caramon becomes a strong infintry soldier, Raistlin becomes a powerful war mage who learns how to survive in battle. The story unfolds as a coming of age story and growing up, learning to survive on their own. Since the brothers are twins they have a strong sense of need for one another which is diminished in this novel. Each brother develops his skill seperately from the other brother though they are employed by the same man.

While this story unfolds the brother's half sister Kitara, becomes a successful dragonlord for the queen of darkness. The of Kitara unfolds as one woman's assension into a successful military career. The main plot drama that unfolds is Kitara's new enemies, her younger twin brothers are forced to fight against her. As war begins to brew in the future Kitara is forced to turn her back on her family and fight in the present against them.

Great novel about loyalty and growing up to fight for a cause that one believes in leaving behind older loyalty of friendship and family.
This report prepared by Daniela Lo Presti








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great warrior    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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