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The early life of protagonist Raistlin Majere is outlined in the novel to show his coming of age and his development into a great mage. The novel is set during Raistlin's youth and shows his familial life in disarray after the death of his mother. There is a continual rivalry between him and his brother though his brother is abscent in knowledging this rivalry. Raistlin leaves behind youth to become a great mage and in the process becomes a man. He defeats his worst enemy, himself.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   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:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   mind reading    -   can cast many different spells    -   is very quick    -   can read emotions    -   healing Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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