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# 12 - Man From Mundania [MFM]

For a bored, young princess of Xanth, there's nothing more exciting than a Quest. Especially when all you do is sit around Castle Roogna. But when Ivy uses the Heaven Cent, it takes her not to the top of Mount Rushmost, where the winged monsters gather, not to the sea where the merfolk swim--but to Mundania, a world much like out own (that is, boring). It is here that she meets a young college student so dull that he doesn't even believe in magic, or princesses, or Xanth!

Does he have a lot to learn. The thrilling climax to the trilogy started in Vale of the Vole and continued in Heaven Cent.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Ivy Human Xanth Enhancement King of Human Xanth (21), third female king; daughter of Irene and Dor; twin sister of Ida, and Dolph; wife of Grey; Her talent causes the qualities she perceives to intensify. She is also unique in having befriended the Gap Dragon, whom she calls Stanley Steamer. 01
Dolph Human Xanth Shape Changing Son of Irene and Dor; brother of Ivy, younger; husband of Electra; can change his own form instantly, which is helpful in his many adventures, some incognito. He was once betrothed to Nada Naga and Electra at the same time. 01
Grey Murphy Human Mundania Null Magic Son of Murphy and Vadne. In addition to his Magician level skills of nullifying other magic, he is wise and excellent at solving problems. Marries Ivy 02
Nada Naga Xanth Daughter of Nabob; wife of Vore; princess of the Naga race; was advised by Humphrey to marry what Draco brought; can assume fully human or serpent forms as well as naga;was chosen by Dug to be his companion in his adventure. 01
Electra Human Xanth Electricity Wife of Dolph; mother of Dawn and Eve. Electra is the size and form of a child with freckles, even though she is older. With her talent, she can jolt people. 01
Donkey Centaur Xanth Changing hoof-color Resembles the animal he is named after, with a small, grey body, and large ears. He is a friend of Ivy, Murphy, and Electra. 08
 
KEY - Xanth Titles; so far, by the numbers: (Click on any Title for more info on that book)
1 A Spell For Chameleon [ASFC]  2 The Source Of Magic [TSOM]  3 Castle Roogna [CaR]  4 Centaur Aisle [CA] 
5 Ogre, Ogre [OO]  6 Night Mare [NM]  7 Dragon on a Pedestal [DOAP]  8 Crewel Lye [CL] 
9 Golem In The Gears [GITG]  10 Vale Of The Vole [VOTV]  11 Heaven Cent [HC]  12 Man From Mundania [MFM] 
13 Isle Of View [IOV]  14 Question Quest [QQ]  15 The Color Of Her Panties [TCOHP]  16 Demons Don't Dream [DDD] 
17 Harpy Thyme [HT]  18 Geis of the Gargoyle [GOTG]  19 Roc And A Hard Place [RAAHP]  20 Yon Ill Wind [YIW] 
21 Faun & Games [FAG]  22 Zombie Lover [ZL]  23 Xone Of Contention [XOC]  24 The Dastard [TD] 
25 Swell Foop [SF]  26 Up In a Heaval [UIAH]  27 Cube Route [CuR]  28 Currant Events [CE] 
29 Pet Peeve [PP]  30 Stork Naked [SN]  31 Air Apparent [AA]  32 Two to the Fifth [TTTF] 
33 Jumper Cable [JC]  34 Knot Gneiss [KG]  35 Well-Tempered Clavicle [WTC]  36 Luck of the Draw [LOTD] 
37 Esrever Doom [ED]  38 Board Stiff [BS]  39 Five Portraits [FP]  40 Isis Orb [IO] 
41 Ghost Writer in the Sky [GWITS]  42 Fire Sail (To Come) [FS]  43 Jest Right (To Come) [JR]   
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Doug Harter maintains the Xanth Character Database, updating it as new books in the Xanth series are released. Thanks to Piers Anthony, for letting me see some of his Character Notes, to Peg Rombach-Riggs who did the work creating the original table, Seajay who supplied the numbers, Dawn M. Burge for suggesting and helping Origin to be accomplished, and FNProgramvare's BookCat, which I use to store the Xanth Character info.
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