Guardians of the West - The Malloreon 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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King Belgarion and Queen Ce'Nedra seem are beginning to become farther apart and she still has not given Garion a child to guard the Orb of Aldur. Meanwhile, Eriond, a remarkable child, is growing up in the Vale with Polgara and Durnik as they begin their marraige. When Ce'Nedra does give birth their child is abducted, presumably by the Bear cult. Garion begins an attack but discovers that the child was abducted by Zandramas, and they absolutely must get him back because the prophesy tells them of the evils that could come about!
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Garion has grown up, defeated Torak, taken the throne of Riva, and gotten married to a willful young lady. Now, as the leader of the west, he needs to break up squabbles and civil wars. Then, as he runs of to break up a civil war and keep a few friends from getting killed, his infant son is kidnapped.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   money/gems/treasure Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   can cast many different spells


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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