The New York Times–bestselling series continues with this pun-tastic epic quest and far-flung fantasy adventure.
Lydell, a shy, naive man of twenty-one, and world-weary grandmother Grania could not be more different. But when their paths cross on the way to beseech the Good Magician to add some excitement to their extraordinarily dull lives, the one thing they have in common is about to get them more than they bargained for . . .
Lydell and Grania’s exceptional integrity makes them valuable to the Good Magician. He promises to fulfill their hearts’ desires on the condition they pilot a fireboat to its new proprietors, whoever—and wherever—they may be.
Along with an obnoxious bird and a robot dogfish as shipmates, they unfurl their sail of flame and cruise through the skies of Xanth, guided by cryptic clues. Picking up a crew of future children along the way, Lydell and Grania must plan a royal wedding, detonate an F-Bomb, evade illusion dragons, rescue Jack and Jill, find a princess for a werewolf prince, and face their greatest fears—all while remaining true to their compulsively honest selves.
Fire Sail is the 42nd book in the Xanth series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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Alright, originally I had 5 paragraphs typed. I’m not willing to do that again (darn phone) so, summarizing that.
I recommend it. It’s lighthearted and clearly Anthony. This novel both references it’s predecessors and builds a foundation for its descendants. In and of itself this novel has nothing to do with the plot of Xanth, it just introduces a few characters while tying up a few loose ends here and there.
I personally recommend going to the library if you aren’t certain you want to buy it. It is definitely reread able, but it is also very predictable and some of you may not like it. (If you know Xanth then you will know the ending by the second chapter) but the way they get to it is marvelous and goes to many unseen areas
Give it a read, it’s worth the 4-8 hours