According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
Xanth- Fun fantasy series that I loved years ago. The series starts with Bink, the only person in Xanth who does not seem to have any magic. He is exiled when he is the age to present his skill, and that is where the adventure begins.