A Dream of Burning takes place in a not-so-distant future of an alternate Earth. The story focuses on a young woman by the name of Iris Ode and her found family. The story starts three years after a great storm caused tragedy. After the storm, Iris’ father went missing, and she is missing him, and is hoping to that he is alive somewhere. The Giants are great divine beings that many individuals looked to in times of need, but after the storm, they vanished. A number of people, along with Iris and her friends, were mutated in a way that gave them ‘special’ abilities, but these abilities can cause harm. Iris is having constant dreams of fire, ones that she doesn’t like to speak about. She meets a talking hammer on the train, and after that, everything gets even stranger for her. The novel chapters continue to follow Iris on the train as she encounters the weird and the strange on her way to her destination.