Magic Kingdom For Sale – SOLD! (The Magic Kingdom of Landover #1) - Terry Brooks8.26

A Kingdom For Sale

Landover was a genuine, out-of-this-world magic kingdom, complete with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it for a million dollars, Ben Holiday discovered that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was falling into ruin. Taxes hadn't been collected in years. The Barons refused to recognize a king and the peasants were without hope. The dragon Strabo was laying waste the countryside and the evil witch Nightshade was plotting to destroy everything. Generally, things were a total mess.

Ben's only followers were the incompetent Court Magician, Questar Thews, and Abernathy, the talking dog who served as Court Scribe. For servants, all he had were a pair of kobolds. The Paladin, legendary champion of the Kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor.

Of course, there was the lovely and devoted Willow – but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree.

To put the final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, ugly and terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective Kings of Landover to a duel to the death – a duel which no human could hope to win.

The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn.

Here in his first non-Shannara novel, Terry Brooks has written a gripping story of mystery, magic, and adventure sure to delight fantasy readers everywhere.

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Release date: 1986
Genres: fantasy
Average rating: 8.26/10
Total ratings: 12
Updated: September 29, 2012