Centaur Aisle

Centaur Aisle

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The magic of Xanth was useless in Muldania—until Dor tried honesty!

Dor was having troubles growing up to be the next Magician-King of the magic Land of Xanth. He wanted no part of running the Kingdom. But now the Good King Trent was leaving on a trade mission to non-magical Mundania, home of such weird beasts as horses and bears, so Dor had to take over as King for a week.

A week passes. No Trent. Then three weeks. King Trent still hasn't returned. Surely, something terrible had happened; he was apparently held captive in some foul dungeon, unable to escape. Dor was left with the burden of ruling—and with Irene, who was entirely too willing to be his Queen!

His only hope was to enter Mundania and free King Trent. But how could it be done without the powers of magic? Nevertheless, he started forth bravely—together with Irene, a golem, a centaur, and a young ogre—heading for the far south of Xanth.

The entrance to Mundania, of course, lay to the north.

Baker & Taylor
Dor is preparing to be the next Magician-King of the magic land of Xanth, when the reigning King fails to return from a mission to Mundania

Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1982, c1981
ISBN: 9780345454331
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 13, 2017

Yes, it was naughty & nice novel in that magic group stumbled & bumbled in Mundania or use a human scholar to find King Trent & Queen Iris.
No wonder publisher wanted Piers Anthony to write all the time.
Author was my introduction to fantasy.

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jhirdler24
Apr 22, 2013

My all-time favorite book. Part of the Xanth series, it has it all: magic, humor, romance, and adventure. Dor must peril the dangers of Mundania(our non-magic world) in order to save the king and queen. In the process, he learns to trust himself and falls in love. While the rest of the Xanth series is pretty good, this one outshines them all. I can reread it over and over again. Some of the humor is bawdy, but without being too risque. If it were a movie it would be more PG-13, I guess. Not for younger kids.

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thedawnbutterfly
Aug 13, 2011

JC Library needs the next book, Ogre, Ogre, it was the first Piers anthony book I ever read, and made me want to read all the Xanth novels <3

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