When Gideon Sunday is handed a ball, he takes it and runs. Unfortunately, the game this unemployed football player has found himself in will probably get him killed.
The minute he stepped through his pantry door into the magical land of Chey, Gideon Sunday knew that the last thing he ever wanted to be was a hero. He has been trying to go home ever since. But the events that landed him in this most bewildering land now conspire to strand him forever, and Gideon is desperate. He has one way out, but it is a dangerous one. To find the Bridge that can bring him safely home, Gideon will have to brave monsters and wizards, combat demons and dragons, not to mention placate an amorous giantess that would just love him (probably to death) and confront two of the meanest witches this side of a nightmare. All Gideon has on his side is one oversize ram-horse called Red. And one very used magical baseball bat.
Who said the off-season wasn't rough?
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I love finding a new series to enjoy, and the second book of The Quest for the White Duck trilogy doesn’t disappoint! I was glad to see that humor is an integral part of this novel, just as it is in the first book. Our hero, Gideon, successfully completed his quest in the first book, and at the beginning of the second is a bit at loose ends, wondering what he should be doing now with his life, in this strange new world beyond his pantry door. But before he arrives at a workable solution, a new emergency (luckily) arises, and Gideon must put away his angst and introspection and once again play the hero. This book has a dragon, a giant, and witches, in addition to a few other nasty little critters. Gideon and his team, including the giant’s niece, his friend the goat-horse Red, and the White Duck and her beau, take them all on, and though the outcome is in question a number of times, the conclusion is quite satisfactory. I was happy that Jack Checkijian was again the reader for this book, as he handles the humor and Gideon’s questioning of his quest mates so well. I can’t wait to listen to the third book!
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