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Though already developing a successful career in SF with such heady novels as Chthon and Omnivore, Piers Anthony did not reach brand-name status until he cooked up some fantasy in 1977. And it was cheerful, humorous fantasy at that, as in his first Xanth series novel, A Spell for Chameleon. The book's young hero, Bink, is without magical powers in a world ruled entirely by magic. Worse still, if he doesn't discover his own magical talent soon, he will be forever banished from his homeland. Naturally, it takes an epic quest for Bink to learn what his unique talent truly is--and perhaps to win the girl of his dreams as well. A Spell for Chameleon was the very first of Anthony's bestselling (and still ongoing) humorous fantasy series. Noteworthy for their outrageous word puns and bizarre characters, the Xanth books are a light yet often satisfying brew, especially when compared with the author's sometimes nihilistic and ultraviolent hard SF. --Stanley Wiater --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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....
Great book the first time I read it I was in the 7th grade and now that I am a adult. I just had to buy it to share the fantastic story of a magical place with my childrenPublished 14 days ago by Eric Hoover
If you like science fiction, fantasy this is a great book. Piers Anthony is one of my favorite writers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by marlie stewart
Bought this for my son to try and introduce him to the world of Piers Anthony. He didn't take to it like I did at his age, but this is a timeless classic IMO.Published 1 month ago by Joshua
IT'S AMAZING. That book is the best book ever I am completely happy with Piers Anthony's wonderful work I LOVE ITPublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
I think this is a very good book, as well as series. It's an intriguing world where all of your traditional tropes are twisted in the best ways. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joel Dalton
W h at can one say. I've read Plers Xanth series so many times. When I need a break from the serious, or just need a lift, I can always count on PiersPublished 3 months ago by Kenneth. O'Leary