Ogre, Ogre - Xanth 5 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Smash Ogre had a happy life, but something was missing. The good magician sends him on a quest, but he ends up helping many others' quests. He meets Tandy, who need someone to protect her from something that frightens her...
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Smash the Ogre goes questing for his Answer accompanied by Tandy and other accumulating females. Along the way, they discover new features of Xanth, including the dangerous hypno-gourd world. Smash must protect and deliver each of the women from threatening situations, while trying to recover his soul from the gourd world ruler, the Night Stallion.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%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 Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   super strength


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times 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?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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