by Alan Dean Foster


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A musician is transported into a land of magic—from the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of  Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a typical college student, interested in girls, music, and an occasional taste of reefer. But when a journey through an interdimensional portal lands him in a world of talking animals and ominous sorcery, he finds he is on a very different trip indeed. Here, when he plays a strange instrument called a duar, peculiar things happen: powerful magic that may be the only way to stop a dark force that threatens his new world—and his old one. Reluctantly, he finds himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally an army for the war about to come.

Spellsinger , the first in Alan Dean Foster’s eight-book Spellsinger series, introduces a world of magic and mayhem, where animals are people and plunging ahead no matter what the consequences may be the only way to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497601628
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Series: Spellsinger Adventures Series , #1
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 309,315
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The New York Times –bestselling author of more than 110 books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction and fantasy. Born in New York City in 1946, he studied filmmaking at UCLA, and first found success in 1968 when a horror magazine published one of his short stories. In 1972 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. Foster also created the Spellsinger series and has written dozens of bestselling film novelizations, as well as the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. An avid world traveler, he chronicles some of his own adventures in the wild in his memoir Predators I Have Known (2011). Foster lives with his family in Prescott, Arizona.

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Spellsinger: A Spellsinger Adventure (Book One) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
AllanonRK More than 1 year ago
I read this series back when it was new. Was surprised to see it on Nook. A great story by a well known author.Very highly recommended!
DiabloKVM More than 1 year ago
Alan Dean Foster created a fantastic and fun series. I had all of the books back when they came out. I have regretted giving them away many years ago. I do hope these come back into paperback once again. I would like to own the series once again. Once you pick the book up, it's hard to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read, nor heard of, a more auspicious opening to a series. It is an excellent work, blending modern society with the fairytale realms in a manner that would dazzle anyone from Tolkien to Heinlein. I strongly reccomend the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
do yourself a favor and buys these in old paperback. The series is old and there great
prosfilaes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In short: Jonathan Meriweather, quickly abbreviated to Jon-Tom, pothead grad-student gets summoned to another plane to solve their problem with the Big Evil coming from a land that's not called Mordor. We get a hunter guide (Mudge, an otter since this is a furry universe), the big wizard (Clothahump, a turtle), and the local love interest (a human, of course), they summon another person from Earth (another love interest), and start out on their trip to save the world, at which point they find an urban guide who is competition for Jon-Tom's love interests (a rabbit) and con a dragon into serving as transportation and big threat. Now that we've assembled our adventuring party, buy the next book to see anything actually happen...When I got to the end of the book, I found there was no closure, not even the partial climax that most series give you at the end of each book. Besides the frustration that I was sold half a book, I found that I didn't care; there was no need to get the next book in the series. This group of fantasy travelers to stop the big evil is all pretty flat; besides Jon-Tom, the main character, no one gets enough screen time to really start to develop personality, part of the problem of a large ensemble act. A lot of threads were started, but all the problems that were resolved seem to resolve themselves too quickly and without energy. My least favorite example was when Clothahump casts a mighty, literally once-in-a-lifetime spell to summon what's basically an Elder God, and we get nothing. Apparently it was too early in the series to reveal what was really going on, but why let the character bring out the big magic? It's one of the most anemic and formulaic "epic" fantasy books I've read in a while.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On one hand, this book has an incredibly familiar fantasy theme - the normal person from our world who ends up in a world where magic works. On the other hand, the plot here is that Jon Tom (Jon Bon???) is summoned by a turtle wizard who needs a hero. Think School of Rock meets Ninja Turtles meets Discworld. Its a good combination, at least in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best series starts written.
AJae More than 1 year ago
An interesting book with some surprises. Young for me but good nevertheless.
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