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This interest is carried over to his writing, Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City inbut raised mainly in California.

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Lewis ‘ Chronicles of Spelsinger, which included talking animals, I find that the strength of Lewis’ story telling easily outweighs the use of such animals. Back then I read sci-fi and fantasy almost exclusively, and this author ADF was one of my favorites; in particular, his Spellsinger series. Richard rated it liked it Jun 28, In he wrote his first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, the first in his Pip and Flinx series featuring the Humanx Commonwealth, a universe he has explored in more than twenty-five novels.

This article about a s fantasy novel is a stub. Fosetr from ” https: There is quite standard setup where hero from our epellsinger is teleported into the land of magic, thinking and talking animals, and has to save the world etc.

Jon-Tom succeeds in getting them past the problem, except for one time when Mudge has to save them The same-ness starts getting to you in binge reading. I’m looking for images of Clothahump to use on a pathtag, perhaps. To ask other readers questions about Spellsingerplease sign up. What I mostly enjoyed about this series is the fact that when he played the instrument, he would play familiar rock songs from our world, with the resulting consequences.


The same-ness starts getting to you in binge reading. It’s like Sci Fi took over some Fantasy and threw in a few words here and there that are “sciencey. But wait, Jon-Tom is not a wizard, not a engineer, and don’t want to be there to help some crazy turtle with a indentured bat assistant to avoid a The only “skill” he finds by accident is that his music acts as a magical focus This book was clearly a warm-up to the series.

Some of the story didn’t make much sense, and the entire ending is just mad but I came out of it with a positive feeling.

Son of Spellsinger – Wikipedia

Dfan always remember the saying of Christ about how ‘a prophet is without honour in his home town’. Then I piss it out and start over. It is probably more suited to the young adult market, but then by the time one gets to being a young adul, the whole concept of talking animals simply seems to be a little childish, despite Foster attempting to m Off to fight a baby carriage 4 February It appears from looking at some of the reviews that the concept of anthropomorphic animals wearing clothes is something more for children and teenagers as opposed to adults, however I would hardly call the Spellsinger series a children’s book.

The story is a little mad but it has a good premise and allows Foster a lot of freedom to try things out. Another book in the series that I enjoyed.

Spellsinger – Wikipedia

It made it clear to me what the earlier stories were missing – something that I actually care about! This can lead to an interesting story, particularly since I like the concept of the evil outsider coming to Earth and bringing ideas that are foreign to the Earthlings, and playing on their ignorance. It takes your standard person from Earth gets pulled to fantasy land, adds a heaping helping of talking animals, sprinkles a touch of absurdity with a Marxist dragonand doster the way that only 80s fantasy can.


For this reason, for quite I while I avoided Alan Dean Foster completely, partly because of this, and partly because of spellxinger the tie-in novels.

Spellsinger Series

Retrieved from ” https: It seems that Foster’s imagination was declining a bit in these later books, particularly since all of the book’s titles have been alliterative that is using the same letter to start each of the main words — I believe that is what alliteration is, but please correct me if I am wrong.

Despite the fact that he and Jon-Tom had a shaky ddan, ultimately the duo slowly became close friends through their adventures though in most books Mudge ends up going unwillingly at the start. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Don’t know if I would like this book the same if I re-read it as an adult, but in my memory it was an entertaining read.

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It’s got talking animals so you’d think ti was a kids book. I don’t know why I decided to reread this but Spellsonger glad I did.

Knights sent to rescue their princess, but beg Jon-Tom and Mudge to accompany them sending the Princesses back home, as they can’t stand the princess’s whining and bickering. This is the first book in the series that I read, after my cousin Michael recommended it desn me.