This was the first Xanth book I'd ever read and I was hooked. Some consider puns the lowest form of humor, but I don't.
This is the story of Imbri, a Night Mare who brings unpleasant dreams to the citizens of Xanth, and her encounter with the Horseman.
Wondeful, of course. While Anthony may be a pulpy read, his work is entertaining and takes the reader to another world entirely. Xanth. What more can I say?
Once again I love all the books written by Piers Anthony in the Xanth series!
A Night Mare tries to help hold back the barbarian warriors who would invade Xanth. A good read...a lot of the usual characters show up. It's good, but the Xanth formula of a girl or boy meeting someone and having adventures is getting a little played out by this point. A good read for someone who loves the Xanth novels, though.
I love all of his Xanth books. They're innocent but fun.
The Nextwave of barbarian warriors was invading Xanth from the north, ravaging and destroying as they advanced. But Mare Imbrium had her own problems. Ever since she had gained the half sould, the night mare had begun to mishandle her job of delivering bad dreams. Now the Night Stallion dismissed her, exiling her to the day world with a message for King Trent: "Beware the Horseman!" She had no idea what that meant. But that was the way with prophetic warnings-nobody could understand them until they were too late. Then she met the Horseman. And she discovered that one would ride a night mare was a master of bit and spur, and not a man to surrender her. For the night mare, it began to be all a horrible nightmare!
Piers Anthony. Lots of puns & fantasy.
Piers Anthony is always a great read.
I had a hard time getting into this book and therefore didn't read anymore of this series.
PIERS ANTHONY, A XANTH NOVEL.