Heaven Sent - Xanth 11 Book Summary and Study Guide

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"To Xanth's precocious shape-shifter Prince Dolph, searching for Humphrey, the missing sorcerer, is a perfect chance to see the world. Setting off with his faithful companion Marrow, an enchanted skeleton, he will penetrate an island of illusion... escape a goblin kindom... outwit a husband-hungry mermaid... nest-sit for fiery dragons... and find romance with a slinky snake princess--all on his way to discovering a magic coin with the answers!"   (descript. on back of book)
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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 Time Travel:    -   into past and future equally Romance    -   Yes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Adversaries are…    -   giant monsters    -   dragon buddy Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   good clones fighting bad clones Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Magically turned into another being Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Clones    -   Yes GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a kid If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   17th century    -   medium future 22-24th 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    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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