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Series: Xanth #3
Published by Del Rey Books on June 23rd 1979
Genres: fantasy, YA
Source: Own book
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Millie, a ghost for 800 years wants only one man--Jonathan, and he's a zombie. To prove himself, Magician Dor volunteers to get the potion that can restore Jonathan to full life. But he has to go back through time to do it, to a peril-haunted, ancient Xanth, where danger lurks at every turn....
So this was another of my favorites as a kid. I just loved the fact that the Castle had, in its own way, a personality and mind of its own. Dor is kind of a brat in the beginning of the book, but turns out to be a likable kid, and the other characters are a lot of fun. There’s Anthony’s usual amount of smut-treating women as objects/inferior creatures – but not as much as in most of his books, by a long short.
It definitely wasn’t as enjoyable as when I was in the forth grade, let me tell you I loved those books then. Even though the books are written for adults, they really are written for juvenile males, and as an adult female, I really notice that now.
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