Got magic? Welcome to Xanth, Piers Anthony's fantastic world of mythical beasts that tend to buck our expectations. In the land of Xanth, magic is a crucial element. Not only does survival depend on it, but so does the right to residency. If you don't got it, you can expect to be on the next train to Mundania, and who in their right mind would want to live there? Coming of age, the story follows Bink on his search for the magical talent that's unique to him. Facing banishment without it, he must find the magic within the limits prescribed. As with all successive Xanth novels, Anthony's clever wordplay ignites the story like so many incendiary devices, bent on enlightening rather than destroying.