Isle of the Dead Book Summary and Study Guide

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Francis Sandow is the only man who was born as long ago as the 20th century. His body is kept young by scientific methods and has allowed him to amass huge amounts of riches. But when he visits a Pei'an planet and is controlled by one of the Pei'an gods he unwittingly incites a pei'an who had coveted that god to seek revenge. The Pei'an calls Francis to one of the planets that Francis himself had created for a showdown of the two gods who controlled each body.
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Francis Sandow, a worldscaper partnered with an alien deity is summoned to a showdown on a planet he created, where he must face his deity's nemesis in a power struggle for supremacy.
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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 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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