Roc and a Hard Place  
Roc and a Hard Place cover
Author(s) Piers Anthony
Cover artist Darrell K. Sweet
Carol Russo Design
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publisher TOR Books
Publication date October 1995
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 312 pp (hardcover 1st ed.)
ISBN 0312853920
OCLC Number 32698441
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 20
LC Classification PS3551.N73 R64 1995
Preceded by Geis of the Gargoyle
Followed by Yon Ill Wind

Roc and a Hard Place is the nineteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

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One year after the events of Geis of the Gargoyle, Demoness Metria, whilst making her husband Veleno deliriously happy, finds that the stork will not acknowledge her summons. Seeking to summon the stork, Metria (and her worser half, D. Mentia) are sent on a quest by the Good Magician Humfrey. Metria is then given a task by the Simurgh: Deliver a bag's worth of summons to their respective citizens of Xanth in order to hold a trial for Roxanne Roc. All that remains is to find out why Roxanne Roc is being held trial as Metria meets with many old Xanth characters, Grundy Golem, Sorceress Iris, Magician Trent, Grey Murphy, Jordan the Barbarian, Desiree Dryad, and many more!

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