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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Fantasy (February 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812534840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812534849
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

With this fairly predictable but nevertheless amusing tale, Anthony ( Alien Plot ) returns to the magical world of Xanth, a place where "appearance counts for most of reality" and nearly everyone has some magical talent, even if it is only the ability to change the color of popcorn. In this installment, Gloha, the only goblin-harpy crossbreed in Xanth, attempts to find a male goblin-harpy to mate with and thus become a member of the Adult Conspiracy. After seeking advice from the Good Magician Humfrey from whom she receives a non-commital answer, she embarks on her quest alone, eventually joining up with a rejuvenated magician, a sultry demoness, a walking skeleton and a formerly invisible giant, among others. The magician Trent finally solves her quest by effecting a transformation. Trent surely could have come up with this solution at the beginning of the tale, but then Gloha would never have learned the meaning of true love nor would Anthony have been able to string out all his puns and jokes (he tells of a painter in the Mundane world who killed himself; named Van Go, he was one of the few there who actually believed in Trent). Fans of the author's trademark humor will relish this latest jaunt through the wacky world of Xanth; new readers too will enjoy the fun.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The latest installation in Anthony's popular "Xanth" series follows the adventures of Ghola, the harpy girl, as she searches for true love against impossible odds.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans.In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.

Customer Reviews

A fun read, full of puns and adventure!!!
"valai"
I read this book when I was in a bad mood for a few days, and it helped quite a bit!
Jacob Seth Kuntzman
Pick up any Xanth book, and you will enjoy it.
J. Conn

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "valai" on August 24, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the first Piers Anthony book I have read and it got me hooked!
Gloha is a half goblin and half harpy. She wonders if she'll find a half goblin half harpy man to love. So she goes to ask the Great Magician. Instead of giving her an answer the Magician sends her on a wild quest. She meets new friends and adventure is magically weaved throughout the pages! In the end she found friendship ... but could it be love? No, how could it possibly be love if he's her kind of creature???
A fun read, full of puns and adventure!!! Recommended to anyone who likes or loves a nice book to smile about in the end! Have fun! :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 1996
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I know some of you are getting tiered of the Xanth series and even I agree that the last couple of books have started to lag behind Anthony's previous works, but he puts that behind him in this book. Harpy Thyme takes a fresh Xanth-like look at segregation and discrimination in its usual fluffy background. As common with most of Anthony's books its almost impossible to put this one down till your done
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 1999
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I loved this book, it had hilarious puns and an easy to follow plot that was extremely easy to follow. But it wasn't all a no brainer...some things left you reeling because you weren't expecting it. If you like Piers Anthony, this MUST be read.
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I frequently use this book as an example of how even popular authors often have their covers skewed by the Marketing Troll. Gloha the Goblin/Harpy crossbreed is supposed to be beautiful, especially considering the stock she comes from, but depicting her as a blonde white girl is pretty silly.

Anyway, goblins and harpies don't often, you know, procreate, even in Xanth. So Gloha is lonely. And of course this loneliness takes the form of "OMG I need a mate." So she does what all Xanth characters do when their lives aren't perfect: goes to Magician Humfrey. He sends her on a quest that doesn't necessarily seem like it's going to get her what she wants, but she does meet a winged centaur named Cynthia who isn't actually naturally a winged centaur because she was transformed to be that way and then got preserved in this brain coral thing. I remember her account of being transformed being kind of weird. There was really no such thing as winged centaurs when she was turned into one, so she was basically a monster. And lady centaurs have big boobies, so get ready for her boobies to be described for ya. Always a highlight. (I'm being sarcastic.)

Old Magician Trent, now young again, is a character in this book, and after a very goofy quest wherein Gloha looks for love, they have a Wizard-of-Oz-like ending that results in Trent transforming a goblin so that Gloha can have the winged goblin she wants for, ya know, mating. (Can't be too specific about that! We'd violate the Adult Conspiracy!) The reason I call this a Wizard-of-Oz-like ending is that in the Oz movie, Glinda tells Dorothy to go on a yellow-brick-road-led quest to ask the wizard about how to get home, and she has a grand adventure and gets wonderful companions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 1999
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This has got to be one of the weirdest books I've ever read. But don't get me wrong..that's a good thing! This is the first Piers Anthony book I've read, and I hope he has more like this.
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The title pretty much says it all. It's a wild and hilarious trek through the land of Xanth with a group of pun-obsessed heroes! I read this book when I was in a bad mood for a few days, and it helped quite a bit! Not that it's moving, deep, or motivational at all... It's just a feel-good book. Quite similar to those feel-good movies like "While You Were Sleeping."
I'd love to write a much longer review about this book, like my usual ones for Left Behind, but it's been about 2 years since I read it and I only just recently became an Amazon reviewer. Take my word: It's worth reading. Piers Anthony should be much better-known than he actually is.
Comments? Questions? E-mail me at JKuntzman@juno.com. I'd love to hear from you!
"Follow your dream always, and your regrets will be few." ~~Jacob Seth Kuntzman
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Gloha's quest to find a suitable husband leads her across several areas of Xanth. She interacts with a number of characters from previous novels in the series, as well as many new ones. As usual, the Good Magician's Answer is initially unclear to the main characters, but figuring out what he meant is a mini-quest that connects her to people she will need to complete her primary quest.

If you've enjoyed other novels in the Xanth series, you'll like this one too. If you haven't tried Xanth yet, and are willing to endure many puns, you'll find an enjoyable trip through a magical land. The story works its way into being a fine light romance with some interesting twists.
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This was actually the first Xanth book I read, so I was kindaconfused about some things... But that's not relevant. This is aREALLY good book, for all you skeptics out there, and I should know. Demoness Metria was a really good addition (or annoyance) to the plot. What happens to her and her husband afterwards, I wonder? Amso, what was that about the Region of Madness and the Mundane guy with the potato chips? Oops, that's irrelevant. This book is REALLY, REALLY,GOOD! (I especially liked that part with the stare-way. Woe to any girls in skirts!) ~Dragonblade
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