By Piers Anthony

Gloha is the one creature of her variety in the entire international of Xanth, the gorgeous offspring of an opportunity mating among a harpy and a goblin. As she grew to womanhood, she questioned the place the place she could locate the only real love with whom she may possibly percentage her life.

So, evidently, she units off to discover the nice Magician Humfrey to invite him for a solution to the riddle of her heart's wish. yet Humfrey, for mysterious cause of his personal, propels her as an alternative on a dangerous quest looking for fact, friendship, and, simply very likely, happiness.

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This must be the first one! The disreputable cloud must owe the Good Magician a debt, and so was doing him a Service. It wasn't coincidence at all. She had to figure out how to get past Fracto. That put an entirely different complexion on it. Her own comely little complexion relaxed. All she had to do was figure out how to get past this messy old cloud, and she would be a third of the way through. There was always a way; she just had to find it. Could she insult Fracto, and make him blow himself out?

She walked on into the tunnel. Soon she found Aunt Goldy's apartment. She knocked on the portal. It opened. There stood the gobliness, even ancienter than Glory because she was ten years older. But she looked better than she had, probably because she now had more status than before. All females did. "Why, how nice to see you, dear," she said, giving Gloha a hug. " The apartment was nicely finished, with flowers and pleasant pictures all around. Gloha sat gracefully on a cushion, resting her gams, uh, limbs, and especially her wings.

The turkey gobbled appreciatively. She moved on to the next alcove. There was a rather unprepossessing young human man. Because he was human, he was about twice as tall as she was; goblins were twice as tall as elves and half as tall as humans. She wasn't sure how either other species could stand being so pitifully small or so dangerously large, but it wouldn't be polite to call attention to such failings, so she didn't. " she asked the youth, who seemed to be no older than she was, though it was hard to tell with humans.

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