Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
The Wanderings of Wuntvor (Wuntvor, books 1-3)
The Wanderings of Wuntvor - Wuntvor, books 1-3 Author:Craig Shaw Gardner When the wissards of Vushta try to cure their college Ebenezum's allergy to magic, they end up catching his malady themselves. The demons of the Netherhells see this as the perfect chance to unleash their dreadful new tactic: Conquest by Committee. — With the wizards out of commission, Wuntvor, Ebenezum's apprentice, is sent by his master to seek... more » an alliance with Mother Duck, a powerful enchantress with a fearsome reputation. (She bakes wizards into bread.)
So Wuntvor sets out ... with trepidation, a magical toothpick, and a handy gift from Ebenezum, Magic for the Millions -- a Home Study Course. But the journey gets of to an inauspicious start. Death appears and explains that Wuntvor's merely the latest avatar of the Eternal Apprentice, forever bumbling, forever incompetent ... and forever beyond Death's reach, unless he's alone.
This omnibus book club edition contains A Difficulty with Dwarves, An Excess of Enchantments, and A Disagreement With Death.« less