Prince Dor has been left in charge while King Trent and Queen Iris go on a trade mission to the mysterious land of mundania.
However, something goes wrong. Trent and Iris do not return when they are suppose to and Dor is left with an upset daughter (Prinsess Irene) and the Xanth elders who all know Dor is not ready to be king.
Going against the Elders wishes Dor and Irene set off in search of Trent with an unusual magition, a half ogre, a living doll, and a pouch of magical spells, including one cursed jar of salve that makes for an interesting twist.
This adventure takes place in Xanth, Mundania present, Mundania past, and the boarder lines between Xanth and Mundania, high in the air to far beneath the ground.
Xanth lovers will relish the new and interesting puns, while newer readers will find the adventure fun and amazing at times. A must read for any interested in Xanth.
Piers Anthony. Puns & fantasy.
This is a continuation of Piers Anthony's Xanth series, which centers on Dor and Irene rescuing King Trent from--the horror!--Mundania!
I love all of his Xanth books. They're innocent but fun.
Awesome! A great Xanth books, maybe the best so far.
The fourth in the long Xanth series, this is still a good read. Funny with plenty of puns and suble jokes. Fantasy gone a little wacky. I love the whole series, but the earlier ones are best.