Kandy may be bored stiff, but a magical mishap makes her problem literal in this hilarious novel in the New York Timesâ€“bestselling Xanth series.
In the land of Xanth, where everyone has a unique magical talent, adventures come easily to most. But two inhabitants find themselves quite bored . . . until theyâ€™re inadvertently thrust together on a mission to save Xanth from an anti-pun virus that could turn their world into just another Mundania.
Irrelevant Kandy is gorgeous, but thanks to a mental typo and an ornery wishing well, sheâ€™s now an actual boardâ€”with mind control powers. So much for her big plans for adventure, excitement, and romance. And Ease has his own problems, namely that everything is just too easy. He craves a challenge.
Fortunately, Humfrey the Good Magician is more than happy to provide them with a quest. The duoâ€”along with a basilisk bodyguard in the form of a young woman and nefarious android Com Pewterâ€”is tasked with saving the puns of Xanth. But who could have released a virus that would destroy Xanthâ€™s essence, and can Kandy and Ease figure out how to stop it in time?