Once upon a past. . . .
Millie had been a ghost for 800 years. But now, restored by the magic of Xanth, she was again a maddeningly desirable woman. She could have had any man she wanted . . . except the one she did want, Jonathan the zombie. To grant Millie her desire, and to prove his right to rule Xanth in the future, young Magician Dor embarked on a quest for the elixir which would restore Jonathan to full life.
But the potion could be found only in the past . . . so, through a magic tapestry, to the past he went, taking over the body of a barbarian warrior. The first person he encountered there was Jumper, a giant spider—a nightmare monster, but a staunch friend and much-needed ally in peril-haunted, ancient Xanth.
Then Dor met Millie—800 years younger, but just as lovely. And he realized that, in his new body, he was no longer twelve years old . . .
Great vocabulary & fun story!
As always piers anthony's writing is well crafted and uses phenomenal vocab. It's a pleasure to read. The stories are pretty predictable, but they're not adult fiction either. Just go with it, ere are zombies and centaurs and magic swords and ghosts. Adventure and magic, what more could you want in a fun , quick read?
I was gifted this book over 20 years ago, along with a ton of other books by Piers Anthony. Castle Roogna remains my favorite and I still have all the books I was given so many years ago. What a gift.
Best ever fantasy series
I love xanth. I own them all in paperback and am in the process of buying them all again to read on my iPhone. Definitely a rereadable series.