Hiero's Journey: A Romance of the Future Book Summary and Study Guide

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Protagonist searches post nuclear war North America for instructions on how to build a computer. He fights creatures, mutants, and evildoers with newly evolved mental powers and his trusty pistol.
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Set 5000 years in the future, Hiero is a martial priest sent on a journey through North America radically altered after a nuclear war 5000 years before. He has to recover the secrets of long lost computers to help his fledgling society overcome the hidden and actual threat from the "Unclean" who are a secret society pledged to bring back the world of "The Death". He has one advantage in his journey. Hiero is telepathic.
The review of this Book prepared by Ian Jones

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   computer/database Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   can see into the future


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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