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Question Quest by Piers Anthony

Question Quest

by Piers Anthony

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Series: Xanth (14)

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Basically to me a review of the world of Xanth through the eyes of Magician Humphrey, although very cleverly done. I felt as if I was briefly touching on each book I had read in the Xanth series to this point. Anthony manages to basically bring all of the quests that require an Answer, and thus a year of service, through the perspective of Humphrey. Lacuna, one of the Castle Zombie twins, figures prominently in the end as she rescues Humphrey from Hell (literally) and learns his history as well. ( )
  utbw42 | Apr 17, 2015 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
#14-- the fact that there are now over 30 books in this series should tell you something-- Enjoy, silliness at its best!!
"The book begins with Lacuna, one of the mischievous Castle Zombie twins, seeking a way to fix her "dull" life. To do so she comes to ask Grey, Ivy's betrothed and pro-tem magician of knowledge, for the answer. However, Grey doesn't want to answer her question because he knows that something terrible will come of it. Lacuna decides to make a deal that even Grey can't refuse, a way to outwit Com-Pewter. Lacuna plans to use her ability to change prints and write new ones to help Grey. Seeing no other choice, Grey decides to help her, but he realizes that he can't fathom what the book of knowledge is trying to say. Therefore, he sends her to the anteroom of hell to talk to Magician Humfrey. When Lacuna arrives to the anteroom, she finds Humfrey sleeping. After waking Humfrey up, she found out that he is waiting to talk to the Demon X(A/N)th to free his wife Rose. Humfrey tells her to write down his life story (and most of Xanth's history in the process), on the walls, so that he can get the demon's attention. It turns out that Humfrey has five wives. Humfrey manages to save his wives from the pits of hell (sort of) and Lacuna changes her life." ( )
  Scoshie | May 6, 2011 |
The book is good. Of course I love reading history as well. And that is what is covered here. A detailed history of the never-before revealed story of Magician Humphrey. His recounting of his life will remind you about all the books before this one. A timeline of the history of Xanth is also provided. A good read, especially if you like background or history. ( )
  hermit | Jun 17, 2010 |
This is possibly THE most boring book I have EVER read. I wouldn't recommend it at all.
  kamuningangels | Feb 11, 2007 |
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Anthony, PiersAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bram, E. TimberContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, Darrell K.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lacuna was slogging through a blue funk.
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"These are library bushes," the boy said.
"TGhye have endless information, which I get by eating the fruit."

This sounded too good to be true, so Lacuna knew it probably wasn't. Then a light flickered. "I thine they are Lie Berries!" she guessed. "They make you lie!"

"No!" said the boy.

"But it's hard to lie unless you know the truth, so if I eat one, I'll know the truth," said Lacuna.


"I thought so!"

She picked a berry and popped it into her mouth ....
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Youth is Wasted on the Young

Being grown up is a drag . . . or so thinks Lacuna, one of the michievous Castle Zombie twins. So she makes the Good Magician Grey an an offer he can't refuse. Thirsty for a taste of the Elixir of Youth, she'll help him outwit the evil Com-Pewter if he'll send her to Hell (in a handbasket, no less) to find Humphrey, the missing sorcerer. And while there, she'll learn the True History of Xanth (simplified) and help rescue a blushing Rose from the demon X(A/N) . . . with the help of a gorgon or two.

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Lacuna travels to Hell to assist Humphrey--who is trying to trick the Demon Xanth into releasing Humphrey's wife, Rose--hoping that he will return the favor.

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