Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn - Xanth 8 Book Summary and Study Guide

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"Crewel Lye : A Caustic Yarn" is about a barbarian who is sent on a mission which will decide who will become the next king on Xanth. Jordan, is to retrieve the daughter of the present king and bring her to Castle Roogna. If he succeeds, Yin will be king, but if he fails, Yang with be the next ruler.
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The review of this Book prepared by Aline

Bored and jealous of the attention new Baby Brother Dolph is getting, Princess Ivy watches the Tapestry, which shows all the history of Xanth. Ghost Jordan wanders in, and sees his story playing. Princess Ivy orders him to tell her his story, and, following orders, he tells her an old-fashioned tale filled with betrayal, romance, fighting monsters, and good versus evil...
The review of this Book prepared by Brittany

Princess Ivy has been grounded, while her new baby brother gets all the attention. Looking for an interesting diversion, the 5-year-old asks one of the palace ghosts to tell her his life story. Jordan the Ghost/Barbarian takes it from there with his story of a most Unkind Untruth...
The review of this Book prepared by Melissa G.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes

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