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# 16 - Demons Don't Dream [DDD]

Demons Don't Dream begins a thrilling new Xanth sequence, as a pair of young adventurers play for the highest stakes of all: the future of Xanth--and of Earth as well!

Drawn into Xanth by a harmless-looking computer game, two young people find themselves competing for a precious prize: Dug, who is beguiled by a beautiful serpent-princess, and Kim, who discovers her favorite fantasy realm has suddenly become frighteningly real.
In a desperate race against time, dug and Kim battle their way across the wondrous, perilous land of Xanth, testing their courage against dozens of fearsome obstacles (and their wits against a host of outrageous puns!) But when treachery, danger, and deceit place Xanth itself in peril, Dug and Kim learn that some things are more important than winning or losing.



A breathtaking, madcap quest filled with fearsome monsters and far-fetched fun, Demons Don't Dream is vintage Xanth, an unforgettable escapade from fantasy's most imaginative storyteller.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Dug Human Mundania Husband of Kim (DDD); father of Knut; skeptical but spunky young Mundane man who enters Xanth by way of his computer, to compete in the adventure game. Escorts Nimby and Chlorine in Mundania. 01
Kim [DDD] Human Mundania Erasure Wife of Dug, mother of Knut; intrepid and likable Mundane girl competing with Dug in the Xanth adventure game; secured her place in the game by winning a talent contest. Escorts Nimby and Chlorine in Mundania. 02
Sherlock Human Mundania Husband of Clio; adoptive father of Ciriana. An average-looking black man in his thirties. He volunteers to accompany Nada and Dug on their adventure, and scout out Xanth for the rest of the Black Village. Begins to develop magic powers with reverse wood while he has an adventure with Clio. They continually strenghthen until he becomes the Magician of Reversal. 07
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
Jenny Elf Elf Two Moons Singing visions Wife of Jeremy; mother of Jerry and Jone; an elf from the World of Two Moons, inadvertently visiting Xanth. Unlike Xanth`s elves, she has very pointed ears, four fingers, and is quite tall for an elf. Her talent allows her to sing visions into existence for sharing. 01
Sammy Cat Two Moons finding things, except home Mate of Claire Voyant; father of Kitten Kaboodle; pet of Jenny Elf; cute orange fluffball 02
Cyrus Merman Xanth Son of Siren and Morris the Merman; husband of Merci Merwoman. Like his mother, he can change his lower body form legs to a tail at will. 04
Bubbles Dog Mundania A cast-off dog that Kim rescues from its Mundanian bubble. 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 (Apr/17) [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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