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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Centaur Aisle (Xanth - 4) by Piers Anthony

Centaur Aisle by Piers Anthony

(Xanth - 4)


ISBN: 0-345-35246-7


The magic of Xanth was useless
in Mundania - until Dor tried honesty!


Dor was having troubles growing up to the be the next Magician-King of the magic Land of Xanth. He wanted no part of running the Kingdom. But now 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 hadn'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 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.

My Opinion Is...
A book of homonyms. Gotta love it.

This book takes place four years after Castle Roogna. Again, Dor is the main character. King Trent decides to head to Mundania to a certain period in time so that a trade route can be established. When King Trent and Queen Iris doesn't return, Dor and cast are forced to head to Centaur Isle before they head off to Mundania - and even that wasn't easy!
Parts of the book slowed down but it was a good read.

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