Alright, most people will agree that the first 3 Xanth novels were awesome. And some of the later ones were entertaining as well. But this book does not do the series justice. About a young girl, who happens to be the princess, who is lost in the jungles of Xanth. Meanwhile, the Gap Dragon has become a child and escaped from the Gap and caused "forget whorls" to appear all over Xanth. Okay, sounds really good right? Nice plot, huh? No, it's not. This book is overly coincidental, has pretty uninspired characters, and is pretty unrealistic, even for the setting. It totally does not show the normal actions of a child well after about the first 50 pages. And each conflict seems to appear with no relation to the last. Basically, it was a good idea turned bad, by some lazy planning by our friend Piers. The puns are still in full effect, fun, but getting a tad corny. If you're reading the series in order, you may as well read this - it's fun for a while but in the end a turn off - but don't let that distract you from this wonderful series.