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Published by Del Rey on 1979
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Ordered by King Trent to determine the source of Xanth's magic, Bink and his companions were harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them. When even their protector turned against them, Bink still managed to reach his goal and carry out the King's orders...but the king did not expect Bink's next act--to destroy utterly the magic of Xanth!
I’m re-reading most of the Xanth series as part of my Read all the Books challenge: the reviews will be even shorter and pithier than my usual short pithy reviews 🙂 and will serve more as a reminder and a placeholder for which books I’ve re-read and when.
I know I liked this book a lot before, but re-reading it again as an adult it falls way short. It’s just too much sexism/constant dirty jokes/lame puns that aren’t even trying to be funny/did I mention the constant sexual jokes?
The plot is really thin on this one, too, and the climax of the novel – a debate about setting a demon free – falls really short. I feel like I’m missing the point of the scene or perhaps the entire novel, but I don’t think it’s me, I think it’s how the scene is written.
It’s just lacking the something something that makes most of these books so magical and fun to read – even though there’s the constant dirty jokes and the women bashing – and this one really just disappointed me.
The only good thing about these books are how ridiciously fast they are to read.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: