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Demons Don't Dream (Xanth, Book 16) by Piers Anthony

By Piers Anthony

Cherished through hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide, Piers Anthony's Xanth novels are one of the preferred myth adventures ever released. Demons Don't Dream begins an exhilarating new Xanth series, as a couple of younger adventurers play for the top stakes of all: the way forward for Xanth--and of Earth as well!

Drawn into Xanth by way of a harmless-looking machine video game, teenagers locate themselves competing for a useful prize: Dug, who's beguiled by way of a stunning serpent-princess, and Kim, who discovers her favourite myth realm has all at once turn into frighteningly real.

In a determined race opposed to time, dug and Kim conflict their manner around the wondrous, perilous land of Xanth, checking out their braveness opposed to dozens of fearsome hindrances (and their wits opposed to a bunch of outrageous puns!) but if treachery, risk, and deceit position Xanth itself in danger, Dug and Kim research that a few issues are extra vital than successful or losing.

A breathtaking, madcap quest jam-packed with fearsome monsters and far-fetched enjoyable, Demons Don't Dream is classic Xanth, an unforgettable escapade from fantasy's so much ingenious storyteller.

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Kim had won the stupid contest! They had to let her go. But when Jenny started to walk away, the ogre stopped her. "Elf no stupid," he said. " He picked her up by the scruff and swung her toward the hot pot. Sammy Cat, perched on her shoulder, seemed about ready to jump off. Oops. Kim had won her own freedom, but not Jenny's. Without Jenny as her Companion, she would not fare well in the game. She would not actually die if they dumped her in the pot; the demons would conjure her back to the character storage bunker.

They had to let her go. But when Jenny started to walk away, the ogre stopped her. "Elf no stupid," he said. " He picked her up by the scruff and swung her toward the hot pot. Sammy Cat, perched on her shoulder, seemed about ready to jump off. Oops. Kim had won her own freedom, but not Jenny's. Without Jenny as her Companion, she would not fare well in the game. She would not actually die if they dumped her in the pot; the demons would conjure her back to the character storage bunker. But she would be through for this session.

How could she con-the girl mat it was Mundania that wasn't quite real? That, that was why this was the harder challenge; people just couldn't make themselves believe what they didn't believe. "Well, we can play the game anyway," Jenny said. "At the visual magic is working. " "Mind? I'd love to meet the Good Magician! " "Wonderful! Oh, this is so thrilling! " Jenny was somewhat taken aback by this enthusiasm. She herself had had some trouble adjusting to the Land of Xanth, which was so different from the World of Two Moons where she had lived before.

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