My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have read all the Xanth series, but I think this would be the best for one to start the series, even though it is #36.
The story begins in “Mundania” (which is quickly explained) with an octogenarian named Brice, and progresses with a short but quite good introduction to the land of Xanth, its inhabitants, magic, geography, flora and fauna.
Once Bryce’s Xanthian orientation is complete, a quest begins, with many puns along the way.
The one caution I would give for any of the Xanth series, is to stop reading for a time should the puns start making you groan out loud, if others are present while you are reading.
If you have read this Xanth story and enjoyed it, go back to the beginning and read the other 35, if you dare.
Also check out the author’s site, for more information about the Xanth series, as well as his many other works, such as the Cluster series, the Incarnations Of Immortality series, and much more.
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