By Piers Anthony
Whilst Clio, the inspiration of background, sat right down to pen the twenty-eighth quantity within the Chronicles of Xanth, she used to be surprised to find it was once already there! And, what used to be worse, it was once completely 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 good friend, 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 paranormal carrier ahead of she might collect her solution: to rescue Xanth's dragons from the verge of extinction earlier than the fragile stability of its natural world used to be completely thrown out of whack.Her momentous undertaking lead her to a deadly Dragon global hidden among the Moons of Ida, throughout a dangerous panorama choked with ask yourself and probability, looking for the fabled Currant, a really infrequent purple berry that will carry the key she sought. alongside the best way she got a fellowship of partners, together with the courageous and lovely Becka Dragongirl, a couple of pocket dragons named Drew and Drusie, an enthralling younger baby referred to as Ciriana whose future was once someway entwined with hers, and Sherlock, a candy yet homely guy from Mundania who may simply be a grasp magician himself.Together they steadily started to resolve the momentous secret of Xanth's lacking background. And Clio started to become aware of that Sherlock's enchantments had began to paintings their method into her center.
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But that's nonsensical. " "But first, your Service. " "Background," she agreed, still taken aback by the irrelevance of his Answer. "The dragons of Xanth are going extinct. It is not clear whether it is environmental degradation, disease, loss of habitat, or some other cause, but the process is far enough along so that we doubt they can recover. " Clio focused. "There does seem to be a dearth of dragons recently. But why would anyone want to save them? " Yet she had noticed the abundant fish, rabbits, and crows.
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. They lay on couches, and Princess Ida gave them sniffs from a vial. Soon they left their bodies behind and floated up toward Ida's moon Ptero. Clio took Becka's hand and concentrated on Dragon World. Their souls accelerated toward the looming world.
Wira reappeared as if summoned. "Humfrey will see you now, Muse Clio," she said. "And I shall see him," Clio said grimly. But her dialog with Dara Demoness had taken the edge off her irk. Chapter 2. Dragon World Good Magician Humfrey's study was as small and cramped as ever, dominated by the huge Book of Answers in the center. Humfrey perched on his stool, poring over it. "Get your nose out of that tome and talk to me, Humfrey," Clio said. " He seemed not to hear her. His sunken eyes remained focused on the page before him.
Currant Events (Xanth, No. 28) by Piers Anthony