The Source of Magic

The Source of Magic

Book - 1983
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A quest for the source of power threatened to doom the land of Xanth

As a ruler of a country steeped in enchantment, King Trent was naturally curious about the source of its magic. It made sense or order Bink, the only one of his subjects immune to supernatural harm, to undertake a quest to discover the wellspring of Xanth's uniqueness.

From the beginning, Bink and his companions, Chester the centaur and Crombie, the soldier transformed into a griffin, were harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them. Even the power of Good Magician Humfrey, together with Bink's protective talent, scarcely saved their lives.

Then when Humpfrey and Crombie turned against him, all seemed lost. But Bink's ingenuity and luck prevailed, and he reached his goal.

The King's orders had been carried out . . .

But the King had not expected Bink's next act--to destroy utterly the magic of Xanth!
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1983
ISBN: 9780345350589
0345350588
9780345272843
0345272846
9780345418500
0345418506
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 18 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 11, 2018

Author went big picture on crazy madcap adventure by Bink & Friend on immortal bored players playing cosmic -complicated to lowly organisms- game to pass the time or that penalized player affected the land.
Land went without magic for a time. Nervous breakdown for magic users of every species except King Trent because he lived in Mundania aka Earth.
Not quite the sword & sorcery adventure I expected! Especially on logical hubris centaurs anti-magic bias, protagonist's magician of information getting attention from a Gorgon to protagonists critiquing a play.

cidvicious Mar 25, 2012

Even better than the first Xanth novel. Delves more in depth with some of the other great characters in the series. Fantastic ending that leaves you wanting to jump straight into the next book of the series. Detailed and imaginative as ever. Love this series!

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