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Following on from 'The Princess and the Goblin', Curdie the poor miner, is called on a quest by the Guardian in the Tower. He is to meet and deal with what he finds in the king's capital city, and is given a most unusual magical power to help him in this task - but he may never use the power in self-interest. Along the way the ugliest and most fearful of monster-companions help him, and the final great battle where they stand alone is decisive. A great adventure and, like its predecessor, with hidden levels of meaning. Makes Hairy Potter look feeble.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%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 Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals    -   is very quick    -   can read emotions

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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