By Alan Dean Foster
Within the talking-animal global of Foster's Spellsinger sequence, the songs of transplanted rock musician Jon-Tom make a strong if frequently misdirected magic. The quests he undertakes for his wizardly mentor ship him to far-off international locations, the place he meets whimsical creatures conversing in outlandish accents. With extra memorable and dramatic adventures at the back of him, Jon-Tom is off this time at the fable an identical of a visit to the fix store. The breaking of his magical duar is the celebration for encounters with pirates, cannibals, talkative porpoises, a flying horse who's fearful of heights and the beautiful, level-headed otter Weegee, who turns into the affection of Jon-Tom's irascible better half Mudge. notwithstanding continually amiable, this novel sounds a growing number of like an impromptu bedtime tale that has been prolonged past the teller's powers of invention.
Originally released 1986 via Phantasia Press.
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What are you speaking approximately? You’re simply as helpless as I am,” acknowledged Teyva. “There’s a six-inch blade hid within the backside of my employees. ” Jon-Tom gestured together with his ramwood stick. “And i've got an device in my pack. ” “I don’t imagine tune can assist. ” “You don’t comprehend. I’m a spellsinger. ” “You’ll by no means be ready to spellsing your self out of right here, guy. You won’t have time. ” Jon-Tom grew to become, studied the darkish silhouettes of the timber. “Maybe, possibly now not. Is that why you haven’t flown off? simply because you’re afraid they’ll placed an arrow via you earlier than you will get above the treetops? ” The stallion became away. “Oh no, that doesn’t fear me. i'll be up and long gone ahead of the fastest between them may well take objective. They don’t fear approximately that, although, simply because they be aware of I can’t fly out of right here. simply because they be aware of what’s fallacious with me. ” Jon-Tom rested a hand at the huge, immense wing which lay folded again opposed to the stallion’s correct flank. He may possibly think the muscle tissue underneath, the play of tendons the dimensions of his thigh. the pony seemed robust adequate to fly off with a grand piano strapped to his again. “You glance o.k. to me. If you’re now not nervous approximately being shot down and there’s not anything fallacious with then you why the hell don’t you fly out of this lizard coop? ” He tugged appraisingly on one of many leather-based straps that hung down the stallion’s facets, the black leather-based that was once the mark of a selected sufferer. “If as you assert there’s whatever fallacious with you, I definite as hell can’t see it. ” “That’s no longer wonderful. It’s no longer anything that exhibits. ” Teyva swallowed in embarrassment. “You see, i'm fearful of heights. ” Jon-Tom stared open-mouthed on the stallion. occasionally he puzzled if he wasn’t fated to individually make the acquaintance of each psychologically broken person in Mudge’s international. As for the villagers, they have been thrilled to welcome new additions to the night’s feasting. To cause them to believe at domestic they busied themselves including new small spits to the pair of bigger ones. the hearth pit was once widened. the most path might now be preceded through appetizers. definitely a benign windfall had smiled on them, blessing them with clean nutrients which walked correct up and essentially begged to be fed on. Why, one among them wouldn’t also have to be skinned. Jon-Tom studied the posts from the interior. The blade hidden within the base of his ramwood employees could make brief paintings of the ropes preserving them jointly, however it may additionally divulge him to the attentions of the bow-wielders within the bushes overhead. He doubted they’d permit him sufficient time to chop his method via. “We in stew evidently. ” “Maybe now not. Mudge and Weegee are nonetheless available in the market. ” The coon blew his nostril. “Nothing plus not anything offers not anything. i believe we larger try to determine approach out of the following ourselves. Don’t imagine you should expect your otter. ” “He’s come again for me earlier than. ” “Did he have new woman with him at the moment? ” “Well, no. ” “Then you ain’t speaking ’bout related otter not more. that you imagine he make a choice from? New lifestyles together with her or outdated friendship with you?