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This story merely introduces the characters, world and issue for the greater series. So, when Clothahump searches the universe between clouds of cof open minded spelldinger looking for a powerful magical engineer, Jonathan-Thomas Meriweather -w Narnia meet Ted’s Excellent Adventure. To ask other readers questions about The Time of the Transferenceplease sign up.

Spellsinger (Spellsinger, #1) by Alan Dean Foster

But the mad Perambulator is there to stay, unless the wizard Clothahump can muster a There goes the neighborhood! Lewis ‘ Chronicles of Narnia, which included talking animals, I find that the strength of Lewis’ story telling easily outweighs the use of such animals.

Many of the primary characters in each of the books only appear for that volume; however, there are a number of characters who appear in the majority of the series.

The titular Perambulator is a well conceived “big evil” character and all the way through I was wondering what beast from Jon-Tom’s world it would be. From Wikipedia, the free dsan.

Spellsinger Series

Clothahump has the means to transform him into a more pleasing form, but ultimately it is his friendship with Jon-Tom that sees his dreams realized About Alan Dean Foster.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Anybody who reads fantasy novels will see many fantasy troupes in the series, deean at the time of publication in the 80’s maybe readers had a different aalan. Pog is Clothahump’s first famulus. Jun 18, Crystal Miller rated it really liked it. But on the other hand, there are a few gems thrown in here–I laughed out loud when Falameezar made his appearance.


The Paths of the Perambulator by Alan Dean Foster

What he gets is Jonathon Thomas Meriweatherlaw student, part-time would-be rock guitarist and janitorwho finds that with the use of a unique instrument called a duar, he can perform magic by playing and choosing from his well-worn repertoire of rock. Feb 09, Rob Richards rated it really liked it Shelves: This can lead to an interesting story, particularly since I like the concept of the evil outsider coming to Apan and bringing ideas that are foreign to the Earthlings, and playing on their ignorance.

At first whiff it seems Mr Foster has done the classic fantasy trope of “chosen one” to vanquish the big bad evil, but this whole story is a happy subversion of most fantasy tropes!

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Jon-Tom succeeds in getting them past the problem, except for one time roster Mudge has to save them. This page was last edited on 18 Aprilat Other books in this series. I must admit that this story reads a bit like the dream of someone very high, probably because when you first meet our main character he is high.

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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. Back then I read sci-fi and fantasy almost exclusively, and this author ADF was one of my favorites; in particular, his Spellsinger series. Overall, I’d say furries and fantasy fans alike would enjoy themselves as long as they speellsinger looking for fun and not something deep, so if you’re considering, then give this series a go.

Description A musician is transported into a land of magic–from the 1 New York Times-bestselling author of Star Wars: Doch dieser wohnt weiter entfernt hinter dem Glittergeist-Meer.


It is a quick light read with some interesting concepts anthropomorphic animals, spellsinging, and some of the focus on politics.


For this reason, for quite I while I avoided Alan Dean Foster completely, partly because of this, and partly because of all the tie-in novels. Spiders are not included in the main society, which has centipedes and various insects like beetles.

Having re-read it recently, however, I’ve noticed several inconstancies which really detract from the enjoyment of the book for instance, in the first book horses are non-sentient, but can talk in later books. The remaining six books chronicle other random adventures of Jon-Tom and his larcenous sidekick Mudge the otter who speaks with either a cockney or Austrailian accent. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This is the most unique fantasy novel I have ever read. This is also similar with those stories where the protagonist is taken from Earth as a boy to return a man. I received this book as a gift, having not read the rest of the Spellsinger series.

I’d make a lousy lawyer, he thought. Terry Whisenant rated it liked it Oct 08, The biggest problem with the book it stops well short of the end of the story, which continues in the next book.

The quests he undertakes for his wizardly mentor send him to distant countries, where spellsibger meets whimsical creatures speaking in outlandish accents. Narnia meet Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Some passages I liked: So thanks for making a good read that just gets better as I age! This series is quite amusing, and in a way I related to Jon-Tom.

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