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This is the first book in the series and introduces some of the lands strange and crazy creatures in a nice slow manner so as no
on 3 April 2017
Xanth is a magical land full of puns and mythical creatures. This is the first book in the series and introduces some of the lands strange and crazy creatures in a nice slow manner so as not to bombard you too much to start with. This book follows Bink, a man without magic. This means that he cannot stay in Xanth, he has to be banished to our world 'Mundania'. Bink tries to find out what his talent may be and gets caught up in a perilous adventure spanning both worlds.
If you have never read any Xanth books this is the obvious one to start with although it is, imo, not the best book by any stretch of the imagination. If you are a Xanth reader then this is nothing new and brings nothing amazing to the series either.
For me Xanth books are ones that I can pick up and leave and not really pay any serious attention to but at the same time are quite a pleasant escape from harder, more consuming fantasy.