The Day of the Dissonance

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The Day of the Dissonance
Author Alan Dean Foster
Country U.S.
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Warner Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 304
ISBN 1-4165-0426-5
OCLC 58811150
Preceded by The Hour of the Gate
Followed by The Moment of the Magician

The Day of the Dissonance is a 1984 fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book follows the continuing adventures of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather who is transported from our world into a land of talking animals and magic. It is the third book in the Spellsinger series.


Jon-Tom, with the somewhat faithful otter Mudge, sets across the Glittergeist Ocean in his strange new world in order to find a magical cure for the dying wizard Clothahump. Along the way he conjures up Roseroar, an Amazonian tiger, rescues Jalwar, the ferret, and together they free Folly, a not so innocent beauty, from bondage. Jon-Tom and his motley crew press on, confronting a forest of Fungoid Frankensteins on the Muddletop Moors, a parrot pirate on the high seas, cannibal fairies in the enchanted canyon, and the evil wizard of Malderpot. They also ally with a shopkeep with a secret and a golden unicorn with his own.

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