Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for Questor Thews

"Gray robes cloaked the scarecrow form, but they were decorated with an array of brilliant sashes, cloth pouches, and jewelry that left the wearer looking something like a fragmented rainbow pinned against a departing thunderstorm."

Questor Thews is the wizard from the book Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! who introduces the main character, Ben Holiday, to his new role as king of Landover. He is not what you expect of a wizard, as you soon find out when he conjures up a dozen embroidered pillows instead of a feast and accidentally turns his friend into a dog.

He certainly makes things interesting! His bickering with Abernathy is a hoot, and the progression of his character throughout the series is a pleasure to read. A bumbling excuse for a wizard he might be at first, but his heart's in the right place.

Shout out to blogger buddy Q: I haven't visited him too much, but Matthew MacNish at the Quintessentially Query Experiment seems like a fine chap with lots of great querying advice.


  1. I remember him! And Matthew rocks the queries.

  2. I've never heard of this character or the book....I think I'll have to check them out :)

  3. Interesting post, will have to check him out. Visiting from A-z

  4. Not heard of magic kingdom for sale, but it sounds like my cup of tea :)You never know when a conjured embroidered pillow might come in handy, too.

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom