With peace reigning in the Magic Kingdom at last, Ben Holiday is finally free to lie back and enjoy the finer things in life - like watching his daughter grow, which she does by leaps and bounds. Born a seedling and nourished by soil from Landover, Earth and the fairy mists, Mistaya is a unique child, fully as dazzling as her mother, the sylph, ...
With peace reigning in the Magic Kingdom at last, Ben Holiday is finally free to lie back and enjoy the finer things in life - like watching his daughter grow, which she does by leaps and bounds. Born a seedling and nourished by soil from Landover, Earth and the fairy mists, Mistaya is a unique child, fully as dazzling as her mother, the sylph, Willow - but fiery and impatient with those who can't keep up with her lightning-fast development. But Ben's idyll is not to last. The dark and pitiless Rydall, king of lands beyond the fairy mists, arrives at the gates of Sterling Silver. His armies are ready to invade if Ben will not accept his challenge: to face and defeat seven different champions of Rydall's choice. And accept he must, for Mistaya has been snatched from her guardians by foul magic and only Rydall holds the key to her fate...
Very Good in Fine jacket. First edition/first printing (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Book is in near fine (light soiling to upper page edges) condition with a fine unclipped dustjacket protected in a Brodart wrapper. An Attractive Copy! Please feel free to ask me for pictures or more information, Thanks.
Good. Fantasy. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author This book is in good condition. The interior is clean. The author has signed on the title page. The spine has a few light creases and the edges of the covers have some wear. A Magic Kingdom Landover Novel. Cover illustration by Keith Parkinson. First Paperback Printing.
Fine in fine dust jacket. First Edition in fine condition with like jacket! A great collectible copy! Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 304 p. Magic Kingdom of Landover Novel Series. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine/Very Good. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" 0345387015 SIGNED BY AUTHOR Fantasy Novel NEAR FINE/VG DJ. SIGNED by author on title page & dated. 304 pp; appears unread, very clean except for minor soilage on bottom page edges. Burgundy paper boards, with darker burgundy cloth spie cover, are tight and straight, with minor spots. Illustrated DJ is intact with a tiny bit of creasing on edges and foxing on inside. Continues the saga of the Kingdom of Landover. Collectible.
Fine- in J New jacket. 1st ed/1st printing, SIGNED by the author on the title page. This book is square, solid, unread and without flaws. The boards are solid and unblemished, and the DJ is sharp and protected by a Brodart cover. You'll be so thrilled when you receive this book you'll feel as though you've wandered over the hills and far away, beyond the fields we know...NOTE: the faintest evidence of handling wear, so faint I've had buyers email me upon receipt of a book described thus, remarking upon the fact that the book seems new to them--but I can see it!
Fine. 0345387015 Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Del Rey First edition, first printing, mint, new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
Nightshade seeks revenge through Mistaya for what happened between her and Ben, as the Lady and the Knight when they were imprisoned in the Tangle Box.
Mistaya is not the daughter Ben imagined he would have. She grows at an unpredictable rate, and she?s a genius when it comes to learning, talking, and magic.
An unknown conqueror, (he calls himself a king), throws a gauntlet down and challenges Ben. He claims to have come from beyond the fairy mists, and he demands the unconditional surrender of Landover.
Rydall, king of Marhhull will send seven monsters to battle Ben. Ben has to live through and win all seven battles in order to save his life and his throne.
Questor and Abernathy are saved from an interfering magic, when they are attacked by Nightshade. A result of which is that Abernathy is turned back to a man. He realizes how deeply he wants to be returned back to his all man form. Because now Questor doesn?t think that he can convince him to return to the king?s service. Abernathy will be forced to choose between Landover and himself, and Questor will be stuck out of Landover if Abernathy chooses to stay and live a normal human life.
Mistaya is excited that she can do magic. Nightshade teaches Mistaya how to do magic, while using her too not only fight and defeat her father, but to kill him too.
In the meantime, Ben and Willow desperately search for Mistaya all over Landover, because Rydall has kidnapped her. Following closely behind them are Ben?s seven battles, and he fears becoming the Paladin more and more will destroy his soul and take away his humanity.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-02-20 Picking up where The Tangle Box left off, Brooks continues his increasingly convoluted narrative, again following the trials and tribulations of former lawyeręand currently Landover's ruleręBen Holiday. Even as Holiday battles evil forces to keep his domain secure and his loved ones safe, his daughter, Mistaya, is kidnapped by his nemesis, the disgruntled witch Nightshade. Threatened by the mysterious Rydall, King of the Marnhull, Holiday must prepare to meet seven potentially deadly challenges. Meanwhile, his faithful sidekicks, Abernathy the scribe and Questor Thews the wizard, are sent to Earth, where Abernathy renews his acquaintance with Elizabeth, now an attractive teenager. Despite entertaining passages (Mistaya's training in witchcraft) and moments of depth (Holiday's struggles with his inner demons), the novel still feels cobbled together, a kind of prelude for the romances and battles of later installments. Fortunately, the familiar characters remain as appealing as when they first appeared, despite their involvement in these transparent and hackneyed situations. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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