Play-king a familiar voice greeted Ben. Nightshade!Why was she here? The Witvh was no friend of his. Why did you send for me? she asked I didn't he bagan.. then a shadow fell over them both, and the sky was filled with Strabo's dark bulk as the dragon settled gingerly at the edge of the dais. Steam rose from his black as pitch scaled body.a trap has been set to for they..then suddenly someone was backing away from a box that sat open, smoke or mist already lifting from its interior??
The fourth of five in a series, The Tangle Box, in a way reminds me of Pandora's box only instead of opening to let out problems to face it shuts what is a problem in. In this book, not only does the imagery draw you in but a sense of wanting to help also draws you in and captivates you.
I've enjoyed reading this series a couple of times - with a few years between. This is number 4 in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series. It started with a disillusioned lawyer (Ben Holiday) here in the USA buying his own magic kingdom - somewhere outside of the real world. This particular story occurs in both places and Ben has to rescue everyone involved, until he himself needs rescuing.
Ex-lawyer Ben Holiday's peaceful reign as king of the magic realm of Landover takes a decided turn for the worse with the arrival of con man and conjurer Horris Kew, an unwitting agent for an evil power that seeks to control the good folk of the kingdom. Where Brooks's popular Shannara novels (The Talismans of Shannara, LJ 2/ 15/93) pay tribute to traditional epic fantasy, his Landover series-of which this is the latest-displays the author's genuine flair for humorous fantasy. A good selection for most fantasy collections, and one that will probably be in demand.
Another "Magic Kingdom of Landover" novel. Ben Holiday is not the only modern inhabitant of the kingdom -- and how he is trapped in the magic Tangle Box where the evil sorcerer had once been kept safe. How will he get out?
Ben found himself imprisoned within the gloom of the Tangle Box, lost in its mists and its labyrinthine way. The only one who could free Ben from the Tangle Box was the lady Willow. But she had disappeared, was gone from Lanover on a mysterious mission of her own.
Loved it!! Has stayed as one of my favs, the whole set has. Read it years ago, and I disagree with some saying it is for younger people, I did not feel that way at all. This set ROCKS! If you love fantasy you must read these!