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A Spell for Chameleon - Xanth 1
A young man, Bink, was exiled from his land of Xanth by the senile, old king for having no magic talent. But he does have one, he just has to find out what it is. So he goes to Mundania, gets captured, and makes a new friend. They get away a back to Xanth with an evil magician, and struggles with issues of honor and trust....
Balook
Thor Nemmen must save three huge rhino like mammals of prehistoric times reconstructed with genetics, from society which wants to kill them. ...
Bearing an Hourglass - Incarnations of Immortality 2
Imagine having a job where you are literally time itself. With your hourglass, you can change the color of the sand and move freely into the past, present and future. There's one drawback. You live backwards while others live forwards....
Being a Green Mother - Incarnations of Immortality 5
This book is about a young woman named Orb. She's born with extraordinary musical talent, and at the early age of 7, she begins her search for the "llano" - a mythical song which apparently cures all ills. ...

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Bio of an Ogre
This is the autobiography of Piers Anthony written by himself. The novel covers his birthplace and eventual move to America, meeting his wife, his struggle with publishers, the jobs he had to take to get to where he is, and even the problems with his diagnosis with diabetes. The book also looks at his relationship with his wife and the eventual birth of his two daughters....
Castle Roogna - Xanth 3
Dor is a kid from the magical land of Xanth who gets picked on. His talent is to talk to inanimate objects which makes him a magician. He wants to help his nanny, Millie the Ghost (no longer a ghost)so he goes to the past to find out how to bring her boyfriend, Jonathan the Zombie, back to life. Once there, he makes friends with a giant spider, and learns alot about what it takes to really be a man. ...
Centaur Aisle - Xanth 4
King Trent goes to mundania with his wife, to discuss a trade agreement, leaving Dor in charge. When they don't return, Dor sets off with Irene, Grundy the golem, Smash the Ogre, and Chet the centaur to mundania to find them. Dor receives a dream about using centaur aisle, but what is the aisle?...
Chameleon
Binks doesn't seem to have any magic,in this magical kingdom, you are exciled if you don't have a magical talent. Chameleon doesn't want her magic talent anymore and exciles herself. They are captured by the Evil Magician Trent who was exciled years ago..... and the adventure begins....
Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn - Xanth 8
"Crewel Lye : A Caustic Yarn" is about a barbarian who is sent on a mission which will decide who will become the next king on Xanth. Jordan, is to retrieve the daughter of the present king and bring her to Castle Roogna. If he succeeds, Yin will be king, but if he fails, Yang with be the next ruler....
Cube Route
Tor, Oct 2003, 25.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 0765304066 In the land of Xanth Cube feels depressed and unwanted because as she knows that once you peel away a dimension from her what you have left is a wholesome usable but ugly square. In spite the warning labels, Cube desperately asks the Good Magician Humphrey to help her attain her wish of being beautiful for she thinks that will bring her happiness and contentment. As is Humphrey's typical response...

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Currant Events
Tor, Oct 2004, 24.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 0765304074 On Mount Parnassus Clio the Muse of History begins to write the twenty-eighth Chronicle of Xanth, only to find the tome exists, which means somehow she already has written it. Already shocked beyond words adding to her chagrin, the tome is impossible to read as it contains words that are indecipherable. Clio decides to visit Humfrey the Good Magician Humfrey to learn how to read the enigmatic book....
Dragon on a Pedestal - Xanth 7
Princess Ivy is lost due to certain circumstances during her parents' meeting at the zombie castle. She and her 2 friends search for their way home, encountering many friends along the way, as her parents search for her....
Executive - Bio of a Space Tyrant 4
This is the story of Hope Hubris running the government of Jupiter. Though elected, he takes on dictatorial powers as he reforms the government, reducing corruption and giving more services to the poor. But those who oppose his policies try to kill him, interrupting his frequent staff meetings and sexcapades with his assistants. ...
Faun and Games - Xanth 21
Forrest Faun is searching for a spirit to save a magical tree, abandoned by his friend who fell into the Void. He goes to the good magician, who refuses to answer him. As a year's service, he sends him to Ptero, along with Mare Imbri to guide him. However on Ptero, Forrest and Imbri are sent to do another Service by Ptero's Good Magician. They are to help the flirty princesses, Dawn and Eve, save their world. But to do this, they must travel to Pyramid....
Firefly
The book was based about a creature that lured its prey through sex, so there were lots of sexual references and events....
Fractal Mode
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Golem in the Gears - Xanth 9
Stanley Steamer is missing, and Ivy can't do a thing about it, or can she? She sends Grundy Golem to go find Stanley, for she is grounded. Grundy goes to the Good Magician, who tells him that the one who knows where Stanley is lies in the Ivory Tower....
Harpy Thyme - Xanth 17
A young harpy/goblin mix knows that there is no male of her species, so she goes in search of ideal love....
Heaven Sent - Xanth 11
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Isle of View - Xanth 13
Chex Centaur is frightened when her son, Che goes missing. To find him, she turns to the humans, and the flying creatures. Electra and Nada have their own trouble. They are both engaged to Dolph, who must make a decision by the following week or else Electra will die! ...
Letters to Jenny
One day author Piers Anthony recieved a letter from the mother of a fan. The fan is Jenny, and she had been hit by a drunk driver and had been in a coma ever since. Her mother thought that maybe a letter from her favourite author would bring her out of the coma. It did. Piers continues to write to her (even to this day) and has published the first years worth of letters in the book. Throughout the novel the reader learns a lot of the personal life of Pie...
Man From Mundania - Xanth 12
Grey Murphy has lived his entire dull, dreary life seemingly without purpose. He is bored with the events going on and is desperate for a change. Then, under unusual circumstances, Grey meets Ivy, a princess from a strange, weirdly magical land called Xanth--or so Ivy believes. It is up to Ivy to convince Grey that magic does exist and the only way is to take him to her world. Ever the skeptic, Grey still refuses to believe, although Ivy shows him ve...

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Mercenary - Bio of a Space Tyrant 2
This is the story of Hope Hubris, who joins the Jupiter army and rises through the ranks to become a Captain in charge of a small fleet sent to wipe out the pirates of the asteroids. The book chronicles his military campaigns....
Muse of Art - Geodyssey 4
"Muse of Art" is the fourth book in Piers Anthony's wonderful Geodessy collection. It is a journey throughout time, following the lives of six individuals who discover themselves and each other through romance. From prehistoric man to the near future, Anthony weaves a disturbing tapestry of where humanity is headed. Each chapter represents one of the arts, from seduction to war to irony. Anthony combines fact with fiction, as the characters ...
Night Mare - Xanth 6
The Nightmare Imbrium must go to king Trent and give him a message from the Night Stallion. She unknowingly finds the horeseman and is caught by him but escapes. When she gets to Castle Roogna, King Trent as well as his sucessors dissappear untill finally leaving it up to Mare Imbrium to not only save them but to defeat the horseman and save Xanth....
Ogre, Ogre - Xanth 5
Smash Ogre had a happy life, but something was missing. The good magician sends him on a quest, but he ends up helping many others' quests. He meets Tandy, who need someone to protect her from something that frightens her......
On a Pale Horse - Incarnations of Immortality 1
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Politician - Bio of a Space Tyrant 3
This is the story of war hero Hope Hubris running for president of Jupiter. The book details his political life, his rise from senator and governor to his race to the presidency. Unfortunately, for much of the story he's held a prisoner and has his memory erased, so he spends some time trying to figure out what's happening....
Question Quest - Xanth 14
Magician Humphrey recounts events in his life which led to his disappearance. When he reaches the description of present events, he attempts to solve his problem....
Refugee - Bio of a Space Tyrant
A young hispanic refugee flees the moon Callisto with his family. They board a space bubble. The bubble is attacked by pirates many times....
Roc and a Hard Place - Xanth 19
Metria, a bad ghost gone good, is sent on a mission by the Simurgh, to deliver a disc to all the people who are to take place in a trial. ...
Split Infinity
Stile lives in the science-fiction world of Proton. He discovers that someone is trying to do him in. To escape, he discovers a magical alternate world, where he has problems peculiar to that world....
Statesman - Bio of a Space Tyrant 5
In the final installment of the "Bio of a Space Tyrant" series, an old and infirm Hope Hubris tries to unite the planets in an effort to secure their efforts to build a stardrive to help them explore the galaxy. But assassins are trying to kill him, interrupting his efforts to have sex with his younger assistants....
The Color of Her Panties - Xanth 15
Two seperate groups of three seek the Good Magician, to ask him questions that will solve their problems....
The Dastard
The Dastard is going around undoing the future, and it's up to Harmony, Melody, and Rhythm to stop him. But there's another unexpected adversary for both the Dastard and the three princesses....
The Source of Magic - Xanth 2
The Source Of Magic is about King Trent, sending Bink on a mission to discover the source of magic, during difficult times at home. Bink, along with the aid of several friends, go through many obstacles that were mostly sent, by an unknown enemy......
Wielding a Red Sword - Incarnations of Immortality 4
In this story, Mym, a stuttering prince of India flees his home, joins a circus and meets the a woman named Orb whom he falls in love with. this starts a chain of events that eventually leads him to assuming the office of the incarnation of war, balking satan, and saving lives...
Xone of Contention - Xanth 23
Dug and Kim,Mundanes, switch places with Nimby and Chlorine, Xanthians....
Zombie Lover - Xanth 22
Breanna of the black wave is fleeing Xeth, the zombie king, who wishes to marry her (even though she's underage). Also, The Three Kings are searching for the Zombie Master to find out why the zombies are all riled up. They need to find out quick because the big wedding is coming up, even though nobody knows who's wedding it is!...


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