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1981
1983
1 time
See 12
1 - Spelling Bee
2 - King Dor
3 - Wedding Spell
4 - Hungry Dune
5 - Girding Loins
6 - Silver Lining
7 - Dastardly Deed
8 - Mundane Mystery
9 - Onesti's Policy
10 - Hate Love
11 - Good Omen
12 - Midnight Sun
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78
Copyright © 1981 by Piers Anthony
The author thanks Jerome Brown for the notion of the "Spelling Bee" used in the first chapter, and the many other fans whose letters of encouragement have caused the Xanth trilogy to be expanded. May those who feel Xanth is sexist have pleasure in this novel, wherein Mundania is show to be worse.
Dor was trying to write an essay, because the King had decreed that any future monarchs of Xanth should be literate.
May contain spoilers
And Dor had to hold Irene delightfully tight to prevent her from kicking the golem.
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Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 26-Feb-2023

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 01-Jan-1982
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jan-1982
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.75
Pages*:
293
Read:
Once
Reading(s):
1)   1 Jan 1983 - 1 Jan 1983
Internal ID:
628
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-29770-9
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-29770-9
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Michael Whelan  - Cover Artist
INTO DARKEST
MUNDANIA


Dor was having troubles growing up to be the next Magician-King of the magic Land of Xanth.  He wanted no part in running the Kingdom.  But now Good King Trent was leaving on a trade mission to non-magical Mundania, home of such weird beasts as horses and bears, so Dor had to take over as King for a week.

A week passes. No Trent.  Then three weeks.  King Trent sill hadn't returned.  Surely, something terrible had happened; he was apparently held captive in some foul dungeon, unable to escape.  Dor was left with the burden of ruling - and with Irene, who was entirely too willing to be his Queen!

His only hope was to enter Mundania and free King Trent.  But how could it be done without the powers of magic?  Nevertheless, he started forth bravely - together with Irene, a golem, a centaur, and a young ogre - heading for the far South of Xanth.

The entrance to Mundania, of course, lay to the north.

FIRST PUBLICATION ANYWHERE

Don't Miss the Earlier Xanth Adventures
A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON
THE SOURCE OF MAGIC
CASTLE ROOGNA
- All available from Del Rey Books -
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Notes and Comments:
First Ballentine Books Edition: January 1982

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Author(s)

 Piers Anthony
Birth: 06 Aug 1934 Oxford, England

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