Friday, June 5, 2009

Centaur Aisle by Piers Anthony

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Poor spellers the world over have often lamented over those pesky words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. You know, "Too, to, and two?" Well, in "Centaur Aisle" Piers Anthony has way to much fun with his words! Dor is a few years older than when we last saw him in "Castle Roogna," as is Irene, the Kings daughter. 

Trent has been training Dor to be King, and now he decides it's time to give him some practice! King Trent and his Queen travel to Mundania to facilitate a trade agreement, leaving Dor in charge as acting regent. One problem. King Trent doesn't come home when he says he will! 

Now Dor and Irene, alone with some friends, are headed on a rescue mission to save King Trent. Along the way Dor learns a lot about what it means to be a King, and the important role that a Queen can play in the King's life as he and Irene grow closer together. 

You'll laugh the whole way through as Anthony plays with his words just as much or more than he does in any of his other books! And don't worry about not knowing the different meanings of the different spellings, he's great at making things very clear with out making the reader feel dumb.


Leather Made Nice said...

Sound like a great book for kids with reading disorders -sounding out the words phonectically.
Story sounds fun!!

Anne ^i^

Becky said...

sounds fun, i'll have to check it out! Thanks for the tip! :D

TiLT said...

gotta love fantasy with humor!