I read a fantasy book long ago, about a kid who rode a monster under the bed as his steed. It was made out of dust, and was semi-sentient. I've been looking for several years for this book, with no luck. I've gone through several search engines using all the permutations I can think of.

I didn't think it would be this hard to find it!

  • Can you quantify "long ago" at all? Even just to a decade?
    – Tony Meyer
    May 2, 2011 at 2:21
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    Long ago = about 12 years ago. May 2, 2011 at 3:12

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Princess Ivy is the origin of Snortimer, the monster under the bed, in Piers Anthony's Xanth series. I believe he was introduced in Dragon on a Pedestal.

However, iirc it was Grundy the Golem who actually rode Snortimer in Golem in the Gears.


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