By Piers Anthony
While the nice Magician Humfrey's son Hugo unexpectedly vanishes, his disappearance units in movement a sequence of madcap misadventures that ship a suite of colourful characters on a deadly pair of parallel quests. between them are Debra, an exquisite younger woman beset by way of an obnoxious curse; Hugo's liked spouse Wira, whose sightlessness is balanced via a expertise for sensitivity, chuffed and Fray, a couple of sprightly storm-spirits; Nimbus, the Demon Xanth's personal son; and the mysterious outlaw often called the Random Factor.
As they go back and forth via the various magical realm's such a lot marvelous locales, those unwitting adventurers realize they're key avid gamers in a grand drama whose origins achieve again to the origins of time itself.
Filled with pleasure and pleasure, ribaldry and romance, Air obvious is a superb new fable saga from the vigorous mind's eye of grasp storyteller Piers Anthony.
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Bennie had thick, hard hands like tree roots, the kind of hands that could tear quarters in half, and one long, bushy brow overhanging small, squinty eyes. Those eyes were cold—not mean, just cold—like he didn’t feel. Bennie stared at Nick, letting those empty eyes bore into him. ” Jake added, then turned to the third kid, a short, muscular boy with stumpy arms and slumping shoulders. “Yo, Freddie. Check out his shoes. ” “Fucken’ faggot shoes,” Freddie ordained, in a Brooklyn accent so thick it sounded like his mouth was full of marbles.
Peter grunted, and the last bar popped off with a loud clang. ” Nick ducked down, peeked back toward the pub. The bearded man still groped the woman, another man had stumbled outside puking, none of them were looking their way. Peter gave the pane a nudge with his foot and it popped open. The basement was a well of darkness. Peter looked up at Nick. ” Nick said. ” Nick took a quick step back as though from a viper. “Are you kidding me? ” A look of deep disappointment crossed Peter’s face. Nick was surprised to find this bothered him, that he cared at all what this wild kid thought.
So the child thief decided he would just play with them. ” the boy repeated. Freddie tensed, his grip tightening. Nick guessed Freddie was as unnerved by this redheaded, golden-eyed boy as he was. ” Bennie spat. ” “To play,” Peter said, sounding exasperated. ” Bennie’s unibrow squeezed together. ” And, for the first time Nick could remember, Bennie looked at a loss. Bennie glanced at Freddie as though unsure if he’d been insulted or not. “Oh man. Kid, you shouldn’t done that,” Freddie said. ” But Bennie didn’t look like he was going to kill anyone.
Air Apparent (Xanth, Book 31) by Piers Anthony