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....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 12th 1987
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
Series: Xanth 5 (#1)
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 ...
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - the 1980s, to be precise - I read a bunch of the Xanth books. I think I quit long about book #8, Crewel Lye (a caustic yarn) because the painfully bad puns were the best part of the books. (As of 2012, the series is up to #36.)Last weekend I picked up a...
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