Dream of Fire Book Summary and Study Guide

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Arx, 2001, 247 pp.
ISBN: 1889758280

On Pangaea, following the accidental death of his father at his hands, Kerebos Ikar joins a horde of killers. Over time, he works his way up the ladder until Kerebos becomes leader of the infamous Black Legion. Kerebos directs his brood by example, killing and plundering with no one safe from his warriors and no opposing army willing to fight this murderous unbeatable force. Perhaps Kerebos' only weakness is his recurring nightmare of dying in fire, but that only provides him with further impetus to destroy anyone in his path.
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In Kwan Aharon, the Order of the White Flame recognizes Kerebos as the last great prophet. They send out a priest Antiphon al-Caliph to convert the killing machine onto the side of good. However, Antiphon has doubts regardless of the prophecy as he expects to not only fail but to die at the hands of the one he must convert.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   change of heart Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes


Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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