GEIS OF THE GARGOYLE by Piers Anthony

GEIS OF THE GARGOYLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another addition to Anthony's already voluminous Xanth fantasy series (Happy Thyme, 1993, etc.). Florida-shaped Xanth is a land of puns, dragons, illusions, and problems to be solved. The formula deviates little. This time, Gary Gargoyle, whose geis, or quest, is to purify the polluted waters of the Swan Knee River, is tempted by the wacky half-demon Mentia to seek out the Good Magician Humfrey and ask him for a more convenient way to purify the water. This, of course, leads to an adventure wherein Gary, temporarily given a human body, must tutor the unruly child named Surprise, a girl so magical that she can accomplish any magical task -- but only once. The entire land of Xanth is threatened. And Gary must overcome a treacherous philter named Hanna. Ephemeral amusement for pun-struck Xanthonauts.
Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0812534859
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Tor
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1994




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