Golem in the Gears - Xanth 9 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Stanley Steamer is missing, and Ivy can't do a thing about it, or can she? She sends Grundy Golem to go find Stanley, for she is grounded. Grundy goes to the Good Magician, who tells him that the one who knows where Stanley is lies in the Ivory Tower.
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The review of this Book prepared by Aline

Grundy the Golem (turned real) is searching for his little friend Ivy's pet. That is the gap dragon, reduced to a baby, named Stanley. So he must ride the monster under the bed to the ivory tower. The rest is for you, the readers, to find out!
The review of this Book prepared by Nikki Moon

Grundy the Golem is dissatisfied with the lack of respect he gets. To prove himself he goes on a Quest to rescue Stanley, the missing baby Gap Dragon. The only advice he has is to ride the Monster Under the Bed to the Ivory Tower. How is that supposed to help him?
The review of this Book prepared by Melissa G.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century 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 What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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