So, you know in the movie, "Big", when the young Tom Hanks become an adult? And then he totally has sex with Elizabeth Perkins? Is that pedophilia or statutory rape? I don't know. But the same thing happens in this book. This kid named Dor get shot bank 500 years into the past, right in the middle of some warrior's body, giant new wang and all. Also sent back into time with him is a spider, who for some reason or another is 8 feet tall. Talk about scary. Oh yeah, and there's fighting, hot chicks, magic and all sorts of other cool shit. It's pretty damn good, and one of my favorite Xanth books.