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Xanth

Author:
Anthony, Piers
 
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Star rating for A spell for Chameleon
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1.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Piers Anthony’s bestselling Xanth series is one of the cornerstones of fantasy, a lively and whimsical interpretation of a genre often criticized for taking itself too seriously. Anthony’s first Xanth novel, A Spell for Chameleon, was initially edited to target a more traditional audience. Now, in an eBook exclusive, A Spell for Chameleon has been reworked line by line—its language matching the simpler, playful way...
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Star rating for The Source of Magic
Series Volume:
2.
Description:
A quest for the source of power threatened to doom the land of Xanth
As a ruler of a country steeped in enchantment, King Trent was naturally curious about the source of its magic. It made sense to order Bink, the only one of his subjects immune to supernatural harm, to undertake a quest to discover the wellspring of Xanth’s uniqueness.
From the beginning, Bink and his companions, Chester the centaur and Crombie, the soldier transformed...
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Star rating for Castle Roogna
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
3 stars
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Once upon a past. . . .
Millie had been a ghost for 800 years. But now, restored by the magic of Xanth, she was again a maddeningly desirable woman. She could have had any man she wanted . . . except the one she did want, Jonathan the zombie. To grant Millie her desire, and to prove his right to rule Xanth in the future, young Magician Dor embarked on a quest for the elixir which would restore Jonathan to full life. 
But the potion...
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Star rating for Centaur aisle
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4 stars
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Dor agreed to act as King of Xanth so long as Trent was gone for a week. But the weeks passed and Trent did not return. Dor knew he had to rescue his king but with no magic powers, how could it be done ...?
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Star rating for Ogre, Ogre
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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When a Nymph rides a Night Mare, Ogre beware!
Smash knew all about ogres. After all, despite his having a human mother, Smash was an ogre himself. Ogres were not only huge and horribly ugly, as Smash was; they were also so stupid they could hardly speak, and they spent most of their time fighting, destroying, and eating young girls.
So what was he doing here with seven assorted females looking to him to guide them and save them? Even...
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Star rating for Night Mare
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
3 stars
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The danger to Xanth was so great that only a night mare could offer hope!
The Nextwave of barbarian warriors was invading Xanth from the north, ravaging and destroying as they advanced. But Mare Imbrium had her own problems. Ever since she had gained the half soul, the night mare had begun to mishandle her job of delivering bad dreams. Now the night Stallion dismissed her, exiling her to the day world with a message for King Trent: Beware...
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Star rating for Dragon on a Pedestal
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
There is trouble in Xanth again—all kinds of trouble, in fact.
The Gap Dragon had escaped from the Gap and was ravaging across the land. The forget-spell that had covered the Gap was breaking up into small forget-whorls that wandered about, giving amnesia to all they touched. Good Magician Humfrey might have had the Answer, but he had overdosed on water from the Fountain of Youth and was only a helpless baby.
And Ivy, three-year-old...
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Star rating for Crewel Lye
Series Volume:
8.
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A knight of ghosts and shadows!
Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now, spending his time with little five-year-old Ivy and watching his own past unfold on the magic tapestry. But once he had been a valorous knight, riding his ghost horse Pook on a fabulous and dangerous mission.
He had been betrayed with a cruel lie by two wily magicians and the woman he loved. He had been killed at the end, and his bones had been scattered. Now he...
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Star rating for Golem in the Gears
Series Volume:
9.
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A golem to the rescue!
Grundy Golem was the size of an inconsequence, and nobody had any respect for him—including Grundy! To prove himself, he volunteered to ride the Monster Under the Bed to the Ivory Tower to find little Ivy’s long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer.
After many adventures, he reached the Tower, to learn that the evil Sea Hag kept lovely Rapunzel imprisoned there, her body destined to be used to maintain the witch’s...

10.  Vale of the Vole

 
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Star rating for Heaven Cent
Series Volume:
11.
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Heaven Cent continues the Xanth saga from New York Times bestselling fantasy author Piers Anthony.

In the mind of Xanth's precious shapeshifting Prince Dolph, the perfect way to see the world is to search for the missing sorcerer, Humfrey.
Setting off with his faithful companion, Marrow, an enchanted skeleton, Dolph will penetrate an island of illusion, escape a goblin kingdom, outwit a husband-hungry mermaid, save

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Star rating for Man from Mundania
Series Volume:
12.
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New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony's Man from Mundania concludes the fan-favorite Xanth trilogy
Embark on a thrilling journey with Ivy, a young, bored out-of-her-wits princess trapped within the confinements of Castle Roogna. Yearning for a taste of adventure, she is tossed into Mundania, an ironically named universe devoid of magic, unlike the fantastical realm of Xanth. Here, she encounters a regular college

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Star rating for Isle of View
Series Volume:
13.
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A bumbling elf girl and a shapeshifting prince must rescue a kidnapped flying centaur in this humorous fantasy adventure by a New York Times-bestseller. Shapeshifting Prince Dolph can take on almost any form he chooses but he can't decide on whom to marry. Dolph has two fiancées: Nada Naga and Electra. While he prefers Nada to Electra, Nada has no interest in him. Meanwhie, Electra loves Dolph and if she doesn't marry him, she'll die. Fortunately,...
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Star rating for Question Quest
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A magician sends a melancholic maiden on a rescue mission in Hell in this humorous fantasy adventure by a New York Times-bestselling author. As one of the trouble-making twins of Castle Zombie, Lacuna used to have so much fun when she was a little girl. But now at thirty-four, she's bored stiff and wonders where her life went horribly wrong. To escape her funk, she heads to Good Magician Grey to pose a question. Of course, in Xanth, getting an answer...
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Star rating for The Color of Her Panties
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15.
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We See England, We See Xanth, We See Mels's Underpanth

In fact, Gwenny Goblin, Che Centaur and Jenny Elf are just about the only creatures on Xanth who have been spared the sight of Mela Merwoman's undergarment — preoccupied as they are with helping Gwenny beat out her awful half-brother Gobble for chiefship of the goblin horde. But first they must master space and thyme . . . and find the fabulous egg that sits between the Roc and

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Star rating for Demons don't dream
Series Volume:
16.
Description:
“Series fans will find themselves right at home” as a computer game draws two players into the illusion-, pun-, and dragon-filled land of Xanth (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Sixteen-year-old Dug has yet to be impressed by a computer game, but that’s before he gets hooked by Companions of Xanth—and the beguilingly beautiful princess-serpent he’s chosen to guide him. Nada Naga has her work cut out for...
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Star rating for Harpy thyme
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
It's harpy hour in the New York Times-bestselling series, as a one-of-a-kind Xanth woman searches for her happy ever after. Though Gloha loves every inch of Xanth-from Lake Ogre-Chobee to the Ever Glades-being the only harpy-goblin cross in existence has her feeling a bit lonely. Now that she's old enough to enter into the Adult Conspiracy, she has to face reality: There are no males of her kind to mate with. Her only chance at love is to seek the...
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Star rating for Geis of the Gargoyle
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
5 stars
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A gargoyle finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place in this Xanth adventure that “should delight Anthony’s many fans” (Publishers Weekly).
 
As a gargoyle, Gary Gar has one job in Xanth: to protect the Swan Knee River from the pollution flowing in from Mundania. But more dirt plus less rain will crack any gargoyle’s stony composure.
 
So Gary does what any good Xanthian...
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Star rating for Roc and a Hard Place
Series Volume:
19.
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“Puns and playfulness reign supreme” as a demoness learns that big birds of a feather don’t flock together in the New York Times–bestselling Xanth series (The Toronto Star).
 
Seeking a solution to a perplexing personal problem, the delectable Demoness Metria asks for help from the wise Magician Humfrey. But before he will help her, she must perform a perilous mission: Rove the length and...
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Star rating for Yon Ill Wind
Series Volume:
20.
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This Xanth villain is full of hot air. “Anthony’s unflagging sparkle, verve and wordplay spin everyday trials of Mundane life into storytelling gold” (Publishers Weekly).
 
A fickle flux in the fabric of space has allowed a horrendous hurricane to blast into Xanth, stirring up mischief and madness wherever she goes. Trapped in a preposterous form by a cosmic wager, the Demon X(A/N)th must join forces...
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Star rating for Faun & Games
Series Volume:
21.
Description:
“The future sure won’t have been what it used to be” when Piers Anthony reveals a world within the world of Xanth—and its infinite possibilities (Kirkus Reviews).
 
The miraculous and mirth-filled land of Xanth holds many marvels. But now an extraordinary new aspect of this remarkable realm unfolds as young Forrest Faun’s quest takes him to a tiny planet hidden in the heart of Xanth. There,...
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Star rating for Zombie Lover
Series Volume:
22.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Something’s rotten in the land of Xanth—and it’s not just the undead—in this “cheeky” adventure in the New York Times–bestselling series (Publishers Weekly).
 
Horrors and hilarity collide as a fate far worse than death awaits a vivacious young visitor to “the Florida-shaped fantasy land where anything goes and the puns pack every page” (Kirkus Reviews)....
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Star rating for Xone of Contention
Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Climate and culture shock ensue when Xanthians swap bodies with mere humans in this madcap adventure in the New York Times–bestselling series.
 
All Breanna of the Black Wave and her newfound love, Justin Tree, want is a little time to get to know each other better, but a climatic catastrophe is causing a massive meltdown that threatens to inundate the ancient forests of Xanth.
 
The only way to...
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Star rating for The Dastard
Series Volume:
24.
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Many malevolent menaces have imperiled the magical land of Xanth in its long and storied history. But none has been as despicably dangerous as the Dastard-a craven miscreant who sold his soul to a detestable demon for the power to erase events. Now the entire future of Xanth is at the mercy of his every whim. Only a young dragon-girl named Becka has the power to stop his devious deeds!
Becka is a crossbreed-the daughter of Draco Dragon and a

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Star rating for Swell Foop
Series Volume:
25.
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Someone-or some thing-has kidnapped the dreaded Demon Earth. If he isn't found, the very fabric of our world will unravel, removing the Earth's gravitational field, and, incidentally, that of the magical land of Xanth as well! To combat this dastardly deed, six bold adventurers must locate the mysterious object known as the Swell Foop, and wield it in a deadly cosmic contest against an awesome enemy.
The twenty-fifth exhilarating episode in

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Star rating for Up in a Heaval
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26.
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A Spot of Trouble An innocent piece of Mundane Snail Mail has provoked the dreaded Demon Jupiter to hurl his Red Spot at the magical land of Xanth. As the dire Dot draws closer, the unwelcome ordeal of saving the enchanted realm falls to Umlaut, an unlikely lad with an unknown past and an uncertain future. With a handful of colorful companions at his side, Umlaut must unravel a high-stakes intergalactic puzzle, uncover the secret of his mysterious...

27.  Cube route

 
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28.  Currant events

 
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29.  Pet peeve

 
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30.  Stork naked

 
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Star rating for Air apparent
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31.
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Star rating for Two to the fifth
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32.
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The future of Xanth is in frightful peril. A powerful magical bird named Ragna Roc has embarked on a campaign to become absolute ruler of that mystical realm. Those who swear loyalty to him are spared. The rest simply disappear, in Anthony's 32nd novel in the Xanth fantasy series.
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Star rating for Jumper cable
Series Volume:
33.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
In the thirty-third thrilling escapade in Piers Anthony's rousing Xanth fantasy series, an adventurous arachnid named Jumper must assume human form to save the enchanted realm from a cosmic peril involving a cataclysmic battle between two all-powerful Demons, a cryptic prophecy, alluring damsels, and a seductive siren and her demonic consort.
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Star rating for Knot Gneiss
Series Volume:
34.
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Wenda Woodwife has a knotty problem—her mood swings have sent her beloved husband, Prince Charming, off on Adventure. She seeks the cure from the Good Magician Humphrey, only to discover that he has a knotty problem of his own and that only Wenda Woodwife can help him.
She'll need Companions. Luckily, in Xanth magical companions are never far away, and all roads lead to Adventure.
Knot Gneiss, this 34th installment in the saga

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Star rating for Well-tempered clavicle
Series Volume:
35.
Description:

Picka Bones and his sister Joy'nt are off in search of adventure with three creatures newly arrived from Mundania—and not the sort of creatures you might expect! Join them in a madcap quest, in this 35th tale of the land of Xanth.
For nearly three decades, Piers Anthony's bestselling Xanth series has been delighting tens of thousands of fantasy fans around the world. The saga continues with the Well-Tempered Clavicle.
At the

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Star rating for Luck of the draw
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36.
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Summoned to Xanth as part of a Demons wager, Bryce is transported out of his aged body and granted youth and magic in exchange for his agreement to woo and marry a reluctant Princess Harmony.
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Star rating for Esrever doom
Series Volume:
37.
Description:
"Piers Anthony's 37th adventure in Xanth changes the Mood to one of Doom! Kody woke up in a hospital bed, not knowing how he got there. Before his questions could be answered, he was told that he was about to undergo surgery, and that there could be some side effects.... And then he woke up again, this time in Xanth. Kody is the only person in Xanth who has not been affected by a dreadful spell that reverses how people see each other. What was adorable...
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Star rating for Board Stiff
Series Volume:
38.
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Be careful what you wish for... "I'm actually a smart girl who would make any man an excellent wife. But no man sees that. No man is interested in my mind or personality, just my whatevers. So here is my wish: I'm board stiff. I want Adventure, Excitement, and Romance." So begins Piers Anthony's thirty-eighth Xanth novel, in which Irrelevant Kandy looks at her reflection in the water of the shallow well and sees luxuriant midnight-black hair reaching...
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Star rating for Five Portraits
Series Volume:
39.
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Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the bestselling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here's what the author has to say about his new book: "Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it's one of my favorites within the series. There's something about Astrid Basilisk that appeals to me: a very pretty girl...
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Star rating for Isis orb
Series Volume:
40.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"In Xanth, everyone has a talent. But that doesn't mean everyone loves his talent, and no one understands that better than Hapless. Endowed with the ability to conjure any instrument he wants, Hapless could be an extraordinary musician if only he could play a tune that didn't fall ear-piercingly flat. His one desire is to find an instrument he can play--and maybe a girlfriend or three. But like music, women have never been his forte"--Amazon.com.
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Star rating for Ghost writer in the sky
Series Volume:
41.
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The Night Colt has one ambition: to deliver dreams to the deserving. Unfortunately, only Night Mares can take on this task, and the Colt has no hope of leading his own herd if he can't get any practice. So he's struck a deal with a Mundane. During the hours when the Night Mares rest --dusk and dawn --the duo plants stories in the air, compelling the people of Xanth to enact them --whether they want to or not. Unwilling to participate in these fantasies,...
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Star rating for Fire sail
Series Volume:
42.
Description:
Lydell, a shy, naive man of twenty-one, and world-weary grandmother Grania could not be more different. But when their paths cross on the way to beseech the Good Magician to add some excitement to their extraordinarily dull lives, the one thing they have in common is about to get them more than they bargained for. Lydell and Grania's exceptional integrity makes them valuable to the Good Magician. He promises to fulfill their hearts' desires on the...
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Star rating for Jest Right
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43.
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All of Xanth is a stage as an unlikely hero saves the show in the bestselling series. There's no shortage of laughs when Jess is around; she's been cursed to have nobody take her seriously. But her dubious talent comes in handy when she meets the very handsome showman Magnus. He promises to fake taking her seriously-if Jess joins his traveling show. But first they must see the Good Magician. He will give them the use of the flying Fire Boat to tour...
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Star rating for Skeleton Key
Series Volume:
44.
Description:
There’s no dancing around a demonic threat in the fantasy world of Xanth in the New York Times–bestselling series.
 
Squid, the alien cuttlefish, is getting an upgrade: a boost to her shape-changing talent so she can lead a mission against a foreign Demon who’s stirring up trouble in Xanth. At Squid’s side are her rescued siblings and one very special child—Larry, a girl in a boy’s...
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Star rating for A tryst of fate
Series Volume:
45.
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"Squid may only be a tween alien cuttlefish, but her feelings for Chaos, her Demon boyfriend, are real, which is why she's more than ready to let someone else take over as the protagonist of this story. Being a main character is exhausting--and it's drastically cutting down her flirting time with Chaos. But their alternate future is dependent upon their completion of one final mission... Seven years from now, in another reality frame, things are not...
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Star rating for Six crystal princesses
Series Volume:
46.
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With the approval of their parents and the Good Magician, Vinia, Prince Ion and his twin Hilda embark on their greatest quest yet to free six princesses from their patriarchal prison, frozen in place by the Dragon with the Girl Tattoo.
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Star rating for Apoca Lips
Series Volume:
47.
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No one’s safe when a pundemic spreads through the land of Xanth in this madcap adventure from the New York Times–bestselling author.
 
What’s a single prince to do when confronted with the baton of protagonism? Why, become the hero of his own story of course! And in Xanth that usually means embarking on a quest. For Prince Nolan Naga, there’s only one thing missing from his life: a wife. He needs...