What themes did you encounter when reading this book?

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What themes did you encounter when reading this book?

Post by Christina Rose » 01 Dec 2017, 18:07

I found several themes covered throughout this book. One of the most prominent is bravery. Brimstone shows this often during the many battles he faces. What other themes did you encounter while reading this book? Are there particular parts of the book when these themes are most prominent?

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 01 Dec 2017, 19:41

The themes of Loyalty and friendship were also prominent. Heat insisted on going after Brimstone although it was a dangerous journey ahead.
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Post by Christina Rose » 01 Dec 2017, 21:27

@Mercy Bolo - Absolutely! Crimson demonstrated these qualities consistently with each other. Another situation where the theme of loyalty was shown was when Wartington chose to stay and fight for his home, knowing it would likely lead to his death, instead of escaping with some of the others.

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 04 Dec 2017, 10:27

The loyalty of Heat may be more than that of a loyal um-friend. She has demonstrated it for more than the umpteen time. lol.
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Post by Christina Rose » 04 Dec 2017, 17:44

@ReyvrexQuestor Reyes - Yes, Heat definitely cares very deeply for Brimstone. She shows her love on more than one occasion through her loyalty and devotion.

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Post by babathoust » 05 Dec 2017, 15:33

I'll have to go with resilience. So far it appears to be the most recurrent theme in my view.

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Post by Christina Rose » 05 Dec 2017, 19:55

babathoust wrote:
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I'll have to go with resilience. So far it appears to be the most recurrent theme in my view.
Yes, very insightful. The characters were definitely resilient.

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 05 Dec 2017, 20:40

Haha, I am amused by the way women are named in stories. We have Storm, the Furies, and now Heat. As if to call attention to the actuation of animals when in "heat."
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Post by MsTri » 05 Dec 2017, 21:42

I haven't read beyond the sample yet, but bravery was definitely displayed in that little section. I think it took major cojones to go from planning to undertake the simpler trial #2 to going with the trial #3 of the duel. I think I would have still tried #2 and just hoped for the best. I tend to be a yellow-belly! *smh*

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Post by Christina Rose » 06 Dec 2017, 02:35

MsTri wrote:
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I haven't read beyond the sample yet, but bravery was definitely displayed in that little section. I think it took major cojones to go from planning to undertake the simpler trial #2 to going with the trial #3 of the duel. I think I would have still tried #2 and just hoped for the best. I tend to be a yellow-belly! *smh*


I was surprised at his sudden change of mind, also. I can’t say that I would have done the same thing, lol.

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Post by Bancroft » 06 Dec 2017, 21:27

The one and the major which I encountered was bravery and strength. There were also other themes.

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Post by Christina Rose » 07 Dec 2017, 03:05

Bancroft wrote:
06 Dec 2017, 21:27
The one and the major which I encountered was bravery and strength. There were also other themes.
Bravery and strength were definitely highlighted often in this book.

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Post by Anirudh Badri » 07 Dec 2017, 07:37

I felt that loyalty and bravery were the predominant themes that were explored in this book. While there were many other aspects to this, these were the dominating factors.
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Post by Quartz » 07 Dec 2017, 20:10

I think friendship and bravery were the strongest in this novel. Brimstone and Crimson were all brave when fighting the Order, and had strong friendships with each other. Forgiveness could also be one because Brimstone forgave Neutron for what he did.

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Post by Christina Rose » 07 Dec 2017, 22:59

Anirudh Badri wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 07:37
I felt that loyalty and bravery were the predominant themes that were explored in this book. While there were many other aspects to this, these were the dominating factors.
These two themes were definitely big throughout the novel, and not just among team Crimson.

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