The Woods Out Back - Dragonslayer 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Gary Leger is a young man bored by a life in a factory until he is transported to a medeval world by a sly leprechan and a ring of dancing fairies. It is soon revealed that Gary has been brought to the land with a purpose; he is the chosen one to slay the dreaded dragon who wreaks havoc among the land and its people. Gary experiences a whole new world of adventures, battles, and new, somewhat strange friends. The sorceress, Cerdiwen makes things more complicated than originally planned. Not only does Gary have to cope with being thrown into a strange land and dangerous missions, but he also discovers the important role he plays by wearing the armour of the land's lost hero, Cedric.
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The review of this Book prepared by Christina Colenutt

Gary Leger is taken into the magical realm of Faerie in order to assist a brave elf lord on his life-quest to reforge a magical spear. But the evil Witch does not want this task completed, and she will do everything possible to stop them.
The review of this Book prepared by Ms. Felix N. Hansen

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   roaming fantasy world, battling hostiles Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   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?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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