Wind, Sand and Stars Setting & Symbolism

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The Planes

Planes to the men in this story are both portals to worlds of discovery and adventure and silent enemies when they don't stay in the air.

The Maps

Pilots inform one another of the dangers and helps that don't appear on the maps, sharing the benefit of their experiences and making the maps invaluable resources.

The Elements

Wind, clouds, light and dark and every manner of precipitation become world-changing characters when a pilot is thrust out into the middle of them.

The Desert

Both beautiful and deadly, the desert introduces the pilots to whole cultures they would never have encountered outside it. It creates a culture completely focused on the acquisition of water and of a better afterlife.

The Potential in a Soul

Antoine identifies something in every person that can either be cultivated and made a visible sharing of their essence or can be neglected...

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