By Piers Anthony
Whilst Clio, the inspiration of background, sat right down to pen the twenty-eighth quantity within the Chronicles of Xanth, she was once surprised to find it was once already there! And, what was once worse, it used to be absolutely unreadable, for the phrases on its pages have been fuzzed past comprehension.
Vexed and bewildered, and greater than a bit involved, Clio resolved to go away the quiet convenience of her learn at the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and ask her previous buddy, the great Magician Humfrey, to look an answer to her challenge in his ebook of Answers.
But, a lot to her consternation, Humfrey required her to accomplish a mystical carrier sooner than she may perhaps collect her resolution: to rescue Xanth's dragons from the verge of extinction ahead of the fragile stability of its natural world used to be completely thrown out of whack.
Her momentous challenge lead her to a deadly Dragon global hidden among the Moons of Ida, throughout a dangerous panorama choked with ask yourself and risk, looking for the fabled Currant, a truly infrequent crimson berry that will carry the key she sought.
Along the best way she bought a fellowship of partners, together with the courageous and gorgeous Becka Dragongirl, a couple of pocket dragons named Drew and Drusie, an enthralling younger baby known as Ciriana whose future used to be in some way entwined with hers, and Sherlock, a candy yet homely guy from Mundania who may well simply be a grasp magician himself.
Together they progressively started to get to the bottom of the momentous secret of Xanth's lacking background. And Clio started to notice that Sherlock's enchantments had began to paintings their means into her heart.
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That was not her style at all! "I really don't understand," she said as she retreated. " "You really don't get it, do you, moron," Oilc said as she swung again. "There can't be two of us; people would notice. So one of us has to go. So I'll just eliminate you, and then your life is mine. " "But you have no positive agenda," Clio protested as she awkwardly fended off the attack. " "More fun," Oilc agreed, this time aiming for the knees. " Clio asked, jerking her knees back. "Who needs to? " That generated some ire.
Still, it would be an unpleasant experience. " "I am not at all sure," Clio confessed. "And I'm not partial to dragons to begin with, present company excepted. " "I think the Good Magician has lost it," Becka said. " "It is true that the dragon population has been declining," Ida said. "Something needs to be done. " They went to Ida's office, where they reviewed the mechanism for traveling to the moons. Clio reminded herself to focus on Dragon World, so as to be transported directly there; she didn't want to struggle with the confusing time schemes of planet Ptero.
Fortunately, I do. " Becka faded out, and the mirror became reflective again. Clio looked around. "I'm not sure how to—" "I'll take you," Dara said. " Things were moving quickly, which was just as well. The demoness put a hand on Clio's arm. There was a dizzy swirl. Then they were in another castle. Becka stepped into the chamber. "Ah, there you are. " "Call me Clio," Clio said as they shook hands. " Dara asked. " Becka asked. "He's another winged monster, and very persuasive; dragons will listen to him, and all winged monsters are sworn to protect him.