Michael Jung, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Michael Jung)
A modern-day "Beauty and the Beast" that shows how an ogre with hidden depths can fall in love with a nymph-human hybrid. Anthony's Xanth series has gotten rather overloaded with puns in recent years, but this book (from Xanth's early years) truly delivers on magic, romance, fun, and heroism.
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