By Piers Anthony
While Clio, the inspiration of historical past, sat right down to pen the twenty-eighth quantity within the Chronicles of Xanth, she used to be shocked to find it used to be already there! And, what was once worse, it was once 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bit involved, Clio resolved to go away the quiet convenience of her learn at the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and ask her outdated pal, the nice Magician Humfrey, to look an answer to her challenge in his publication of Answers.But, a lot to her consternation, Humfrey required her to accomplish a mystical carrier earlier than she might collect her solution: to rescue Xanth's dragons from the verge of extinction prior to the fragile stability of its flora and fauna was once completely thrown out of whack.Her momentous venture lead her to a deadly Dragon international hidden among the Moons of Ida, throughout a deadly panorama jam-packed with ask yourself and chance, looking for the fabled Currant, a really infrequent pink berry that would carry the key she sought. alongside the best way she got a fellowship of partners, together with the courageous and gorgeous Becka Dragongirl, a couple of pocket dragons named Drew and Drusie, a captivating 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 progressively started to get to the bottom of the momentous secret of Xanth's lacking historical past. And Clio started to discover that Sherlock's enchantments had began to paintings their approach into her center.
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I'm sorry, I don't. I didn't realize it was you until Wira told me. But you know, he has some weird ways. " "I remember. Then she became Wife #5. " "I don't think 'difficult old man' quite covers it. " "At present I'm not sure that covers it either. " They laughed again. It was humor; Clio wouldn't actually do that. They both knew she was too nice a person. " "I'm a demoness! How could I even focus on a dirty job like that? " They laughed again. "Fortunately Sofia Socksorter handles that, in her month.
Becka asked. "He's another winged monster, and very persuasive; dragons will listen to him, and all winged monsters are sworn to protect him. " "On my way," Dara said, and vanished. Clio looked around. There was a mirror on the wall, probably the one Becka had used to communicate with Dara. It was flashing pictures: a black man, a volcano, an evil-looking sorceress, a horrific demon, and a garden. " "Yes. I'm keeping him for Umlaut. " Clio shrugged. " Becka asked. "It seems here is an entire world devoted to dragons.
But his attention had returned to his page. He had tuned her out. Wira appeared. " "Time to go! " "Please. " Clio found herself ushered out of the study and down the winding stone stairs. Her head seemed to be spinning. She had decided to trust Humfrey enough to go along with his demand for a Service, but it had turned out to be preposterously impractical. And for what? For the news that she needed a magic red berry to read her own book. If Humfrey had not lost all his wits, surely he had mislaid some of them.
Currant Events (Xanth, No. 28) by Piers Anthony