The Xanth Novels, of which this is the first, are very prolific and seem to gain new additions nearly overnight.
I won’t go so far as to say that I have read all of them, but I have definitely read my fair share. Some I enjoyed more than others, and this one just happened to be my least favorite.
It is an interesting story, and I love the world that Piers Anthony has created for his novels. This particular storyline seems a little harder to get into than many of the others. Perhaps I am biased because I unknowingly started in the middle of the series and by the time I finally got back to this one it was old news.
All that being said I would still recommend it if you are looking for a lengthy, entertaining and pun filled fantasy series to read. My personal favorites in this series are a few stories in, but it is worth the time to get there! If you hate puns, don’t bother looking at these books because they are filled with punny treasures. You’ll also find goblins, harpies, demons and of course ogres.
Oh no, that’s not even close to being all of them, but if you’re interested it’s enough to get you started!