A Quest of Undoing : Tales from the Land of Ononokin

  • by John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Narrated by Jus Sargeant
  • Series: Tales from the Land of Ononokin
  • 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Xebdigon Whizzfiddle is a wizard who has to find a quest, get it contracted, and finish it to the letter within 30 days or he'll lose his guild membership status, meaning he'll have to actually work for a living. At the perpetual age of 650, this is really no longer an option.
After interviewing countless people who are looking for a wizard to quest with, Whizzfiddle all but gives up. But then one last questing party arrives, and they're the oddest bunch he's seen in a long time - and being a wizard in the land of Ononokin, that's saying something!
They have to traverse the portals from the Upperworld to the Underworld; deal with trolls, ogres, gorgans, orcs, and, worst of all...humans; survive the land of professional salespeople; go through the afterlife; and fight to avoid Whizzfiddle's disgruntled past-apprentice's attempts to thwart them at every turn.
Going through all of this makes Whizzfiddle wonder if maybe he shouldn't just give up magic and go back to his roots of being a farmer.

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Customer Reviews

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Humor satire and Wizards

A humorous story with great narration. Think Pratchett and Tolkien get pissed one night and a baby book is the result.
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- Kindle Customer

Lighthearted, funny flight of fantasy

Would you try another book from John P. Logsdon and Christopher P. Young and/or Jus Sargeant?

Logsdon and Young have worked on a number of lighthearted comic fantasy and sci-fi stories. I thought the Ononokin universe was innovative, interesting and funny. The differences between the upper and lower worlds intrigue me, as does the concept of wizards needing to come into contact with a very specific magical essence in order to cast spells.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I enjoyed the gradual reveal as to the precise nature and application of Treneth of Dahl's magical essence!


What does Jus Sargeant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I would not consider myself likely to read a book in this genre in print version from the library. Having the story and characterisation performed skilfully by a narrator makes it a lot more fun and Jus Sargeant's work rendering the characters doesn't disappoint. His Gungren and the orcs are particularly amusing.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Perhaps.


Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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- Cameron F.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2015
  • Publisher: Crimson Myth Press