Greenmantle Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tony Valenti was caught up in the mafia until the day his boss got hit and he was framed for it. He moved to a rural area in Canada to hide out and avoid the price on his head. Frankie and her daughter Ali have just won the lottery and Frankie has her old childhood home fixed up and moves in. Ali meets Valenti and they become good friends, and both become entranced with the strange pipe music they hear coming from the forests behind their houses. A local man, Lance, reacts differently to the music, instead becoming insatiably horny. Frankie's ex, Earl, finds out about her newfound wealth, and decides to track her down to make her give him the money to fund a drug deal he's involved with in the mafia. He discovers Valenti and calls the families to tell them that he is still alive, so the families send a couple guys to kill Valenti. Meanwhile, both Ali and Valenti wander into the woods behind their houses and find a whole village that seems to be magically separated from the outside world. There they learn of the pipe music and how it calls the Mystery, a being from the other world who is a reflection of what is inside a person, to that person.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of private male anat.    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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