This week brought one unsolicited review copy.

Well-Tempered Clavicle by Piers AnthonyWell-Tempered Clavicle by Piers Anthony

This 35th installment in the Xanth series was just released in hardcover and ebook on November 22.  An excerpt is available on the publisher’s website.

I’ve never read a Xanth book, but from what I’ve heard its humorous fantasy very heavy on the puns. There’s apparently a search for a castle that supposedly contains Pundora’s Box in this book so that sounds about right.

Picka Bones and his sister Joy’nt are off in search of adventure with three creatures newly arrived from Mundania–and not the sort of creatures you might expect! Join them in a madcap quest, in this 35th tale of the land of Xanth.

“Here we go ‘Adventuring’ in Xanth once more, meeting a horde of the familiar characters while running the gauntlet of a multitide of sins. …Xanth remains a land of happy endings, however, and readers can expect the usual amount of enjoyment from this thirty-fourth Xanth tale.”  —Booklist on Knot Gneiss