Paperback - 2014
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A musician is transported into a land of magic--from the #1 New York Times -bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek Into Darkness .

Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a typical college student, interested in girls, music, and an occasional taste of reefer. But when a journey through an interdimensional portal lands him in a world of talking animals and ominous sorcery, he finds he is on a very different trip indeed. Here, when he plays a strange instrument called a duar, peculiar things happen: powerful magic that may be the only way to stop a dark force that threatens his new world--and his old one. Reluctantly, he finds himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally an army for the war about to come.

Spellsinger , the first in Alan Dean Foster's eight-book Spellsinger series, introduces a world of magic and mayhem, where animals are people and plunging ahead no matter what the consequences may be the only way to survive.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
ISBN: 9781497601628
Characteristics: 413 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Spell singer


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May 15, 2018

Sentient turtle wizard needed an engineer to combat evil who got new ideas. Unfortunately he got a sanitation engineer (Janitor) instead of combat engineer. D'oh!
Still I loved fish out of water university student forced to be an apprentice using a magical instrument aka duar & get stumble along with sentient animals story or that it's tweaked the classic D&D tropes.
This is book #1 out of #8 in Spellsinger series.

Sep 22, 2014

An awesome ass book... read the whole series!!


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