A Spell for Chameleon
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled--where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. That is, except for Bink of North Village. He was sure he possessed no magic, and knew that if he didn't find some soon, he would be exiled. According to the Good Magician Humpfrey, the... show more
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled--where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. That is, except for Bink of North Village. He was sure he possessed no magic, and knew that if he didn't find some soon, he would be exiled. According to the Good Magician Humpfrey, the charts said that Bink was as powerful as the King or even the Evil Magician Trent. Unfortunately, no one could determine its form. Meanwhile, Bink was in despair. If he didn't find his magic soon, he would be forced to leave....From the Paperback edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 12th 1977
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
Series: Xanth 5 (#1)
I was enchanted by this book when I was younger, the misogyny and pedophile vibes went right over my head (remember that Bink is supposed to be 25, even if he acts 15), but reading the book again makes me wonder what the hell is going on with this book? It was impossible for me to divorce the attitu...
This was a very enjoyable read. Imaginative, funny, and has somewhat of an adult tinge to it in some of the emotions it explores. I can't wait to see what else Anthony has in store in the world of Xanth.
So, Piers Anthony is a pervert, a sexist pervert. That this particular book was written in 1977 is no excuse. That out of the way, what we have here is a classic light fantasy full of nice ideas and concepts. But the story lacks direction, a bit like a badly planned Dungeon and Dragons session: "an ...
This book is a trully mixed bag. A lot of negatives but also some important positives that bring the score to just about average. The negatives include probably the most annoying, frustrating and unlikable protagonist ever (I won't EVEN say "hero"), some occasional bad writing by Piers, very sketchy...
Way back in 1977 a starving young artist names piers Anthony wrote a delightful "pocket universe" fantasy novel with its own strange combination of magic, crossover with real world, and good vs evil twists and turns.He then proceeded to write 15 more novels, each more sexualized and cruder than the ...