Nightwings Book Summary and Study Guide

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NIGHTWINGS is a novel published in 1969.

In 10000 years, the Earth population will be divided into different Guilds. The members of The Guild of the Watchers must observe the sky their whole lives long waiting for an alien attack. When it finally happens, Earth cannot resist and is soon under the control of an ancient race coming for revenge. The hero of NIGHTWINGS is an old ex-Watcher who, under the disguise of a member of the Pilgrim Guild, will try to rejoin on foot Jorslem, a holy City lost in the desert, in order to give a new meaning to his life.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) War or Invasion    -   Yes Religious overtones?    -   Yes Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   60's-90's


Terrain    -   Desert Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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