Demons Don't Dream

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TOR, 1993 - Fiction - 304 pages
27 Reviews
"He inserted the disk, typed the mysterious word, and touched ENTER. There was a momentary swirl on the screen. Then a little man appeared, almost a cartoon figure. The figure looked at Dug and spoke. His words appeared in type in a speech balloon above his head. 'Hi I'm Grundy Golem. I'm from the Land of Xanth.'"
Dug thought that the computer disk he got from his friend Ed was just a fantasy game. He didn't particularly like fantasy games, but he'd made a bet with Ed, and a bet's a bet. So he loaded the game and started to play.
Within minutes he was hooked on the game. And only moments after that, he had left Mundania and was standing in a forest glade in Xanth, with his Companion in Adventure Nada Naga - a beautiful Princess who just happened to be a shape-changing serpent. For a long time Dug thought that this was just an incredibly convincing computer simulation. Then he began to believe in Magic. Which was a good thing, because the prize in this Game is the Power of Magic in Xanth.
Along with Kim, another Mundane Player, Dug must make his way through the perils of Xanth on a Quest that will become more and more real as time passes, and they are drawn into a conflict between the Demon E(A/R)[superscript TH] and Demon X(A/N)[superscript TH] that wants to run the World of Xanth as well as the Game of Xanth.

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I loved the puns and the world that Anthony made up. - Goodreads
The puns were forced. - Goodreads
This story is full of adventure, puns, and danger! - Goodreads
... great read full of puns and a good story... - Goodreads
The plot was forced. - Goodreads

Review: Demons Don't Dream (Xanth #16)

User Review  - Jeff Powers - Goodreads

Not quite the roaring adventure I remember from earlier volumes, but not a bad story. The puns and play on words were just as smile-enducing as ever. A fun distraction for a few hours but far from the best of the series. Read full review

Review: Demons Don't Dream (Xanth #16)

User Review  - Anna Tan - Goodreads

Okay, so the only Piers Anthony I read before this was A Spell for Chameleon and I loved it. I have no idea what happened in the books in between, but I didn't really enjoy this one that much. It was ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Piers Anthony was born in August, 1934, in Oxford, England. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States and attended Goddard College and the University of South Florida. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. In 1977, he received a British Fantasy Award for A Spell for a Chameleon. Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes. A highly prolific author, Anthony's other works include Bio of a Space Tyrant, Cluster, and the Omnivore series. Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida. He also writes under the pseudonym Robert Piers.

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