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In the lands of Canudos, Antonio the Counselor is a mysterious mesianic figure who recruits outcasts to fight against the Republic of Brazil. The Counselor predicts there will be three battles in this war, and the third will mark their defeat.
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Characters in the Counselor's and the Republic's side are vastly depicted, and the theme of the story becomes not much about the horrors of war as the fatal consequences of misunderstanding and religious fanatism.

The review of this Book prepared by Augusto Wong Campos

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Conflict:    -   Revolution, general Religion theme?    -   Yes Religion theme:    -   Cult! (time for the coolaid!)

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk!    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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