The Wanderings of Wuntvor Author:Craig Shaw Gardner This book is a compilation of "A Difficulty with Dwarves," "An Excess of Enchantment" and "A Disagreement with Death." — From the jacket flap: — When the wizards of Vushta try to cure their colleague 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 thei... more »r dreadful new tactic: Conquest by Committee.
With the wizards out of cpommission, Wuntvor, Ebenezum's apprentice, is sent by his master to seek an alliance with Mother Duck, a peower 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 off 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.« less