Yon Ill Wind (Xanth, No. 20)

By Piers Anthony

An All-New Xanth Adventure
First Paperback Edition!

A fickle flux within the textile of area has allowed a horrendous storm to blast into Xanth, stirring up mischief and insanity anywhere she is going. Trapped in a preposterous shape by means of a cosmic bet, the Demon X(A/N)th needs to subscribe to forces with a vexatious vixen named Chlorine to avoid wasting Xanth from this terrifying and tempestuous threat.

Their partners in this haphazard quest are a hapless human family members - Jim and Karen Baldwin and their teenaged sons, David and Sean - gusted into Xanth from the mundane international past. jointly they encounters a bunch of turbulent misadventures as they try to maintain Xanth from being blown off the map forever.

A brisk and breezy event within the grand Xanth tradition, Yon in poor health Wind is certain to deliver gales of laughter and pleasure to Piers Anthony's legion of dependable readers.

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We wish to receive the windbreaker," she endured. "I comprehend you've gotten it, and we will get it from you if we resolution your twenty questions. Is that right? " The display brightened. the guy determine smiled. Then the reveal break up, with the higher part exhibiting an icon of a beautiful younger lady keeping a jacket, and the decrease part displaying the younger lady and a tender guy in chains. "If we solution the entire questions properly, we get the windbreaker," she acknowledged, examining. "If we do not, we either turn into your slaves for all times. " She paused, glancing a piece apprehensively at Nimby. was once he sure-? yet Nimby nodded. So she took her braveness in a single trembling hand and proceeded. "That turns out reasonable. We agree. the 2 folks will seek advice on every one query, and judge at the solution; in basic terms while I handle you without delay, Sending, will it count number. Agreed? " A smiley face seemed at the display. "Very well," she acknowledged in a timely fashion, simply as though her middle were not palpating her gizzard. "Proceed. " Now print seemed at the monitor. So Sending may well print, while he selected to; he wasn't constrained to icons and photographs. FIRST A pattern query, to make certain WE AGREE at the demeanour OF THE QUESTIONS AND solutions. this is often FOR DEMONSTRATION function in basic terms. "Agreed. " Chlorine suspected that there have been ideas approximately such issues, and Sending did not want his potential victory to be nullified by way of a technicality. query pattern number one, bearing on THE 3rd OF THE MUSE'S ancient TEXTS OF XANTH: whilst MAGICIAN DOR, THEN AGE TWELVE, attempted to forestall THE put out of your mind SPELL'S COUNTDOWN within the yr 236, IT didn't reply. because it was once in a position to communicate basically through HIS MAGIC, WHICH ENABLED HIM TO, communicate TO THE INANIMATE and feature IT resolution, WHY DID HE now not easily WITHDRAW HIS MAGIC in order that it may possibly now not converse? Chlorine learn the query, and quailed. She remembered from her centaur background periods (before she flunked out) that Prince Dor had traveled 8 hundred years into Xanth's earlier and detonated the omit Spell, making the space Chasm be forgotten for 8 hundred years until eventually the Time of No Magic broke up the appeal, however the common sense of this was once past even her greater intelligence. If this used to be commonplace of the inquiries to come, she will be doomed earlier than she all started. yet Nimby used to be writing a word. He gave it to her, and unexpectedly the reply used to be transparent. " 'He didn't do this since it do not have been effective,' " she learn. " 'The fail to remember Spell may only have counted silently, and detonated besides. The countdown couldn't be stopped, as soon as begun. ' " The reveal went clean for a second. Sending had obviously anticipated her to go wrong, and was once disconcerted. yet in one other second it recovered. CORRBCT. THAT was once a simple ONE, in fact. the genuine QUESTIONS can be more challenging. ARE you ready to handle THEM? Chlorine bit her tongue to get a few saliva in her dry mouth, and answered with pretend self assurance. "Of direction. let's examine a pleasant difficult one. " however the desktop would not be bluffed. query number one: whilst MAGICIAN TRENT FIRST tried to overcome XANTH within the 12 months 1021, IT used to be acknowledged THAT HE replaced males INTO FISH AND allow them to EXPIRE ON DRY LAND.

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