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Isle Of View (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) School & Library Binding – October 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • School & Library Binding: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback (October 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0833560018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0833560018
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,027,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

New York Times-bestselling author Piers Anthony has written over one hundred books. His first fantasy, A Spell for Chameleon, won the August Derleth Fantasy Award for best novel in 1977, and commenced his acclaimed Xanth series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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

This book was one of the best books by Anthony I have read yet.
Mosie12@aol.com
The book pans out in the usual Piers Anthony way, full of puns, twists and turns, and has a beautifully written climax that can literally take your breath away.
The Galloping Warlock
And if anyone named Micaya reads this review, please call the "Evil Dwarf Witch" afterwards!
Evil Dwarf Witch

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Galloping Warlock on April 21, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a 16 year-old guy who loves Piers Anthony's style of writing. This book has staked its claim at the top of my list of Xanth writings. Wow. This novel is full of twists and turns that keeps the reader coming back for more. Even if you have read ahead of this and know the story, you will be quite pleased. Che Centaur is the only offspring of his kind that he knows of, and he is protected by all the winged monsters of Xanth due to a pledge enstated by the infamous Simurgh, however, Che is kidnapped by Goblins. (Never good!) Meanwhile, it is a very short time away from poor Electra's eighteenth birthday, and Prince Dolph has still not chosen between the voluptuous Princess Nada Naga and Electra, the maiden he awoke from a 1000 year slumber, who has fallen magically in love with him. Naturally being a young man, Dolph is considering Nada Naga mor readily than Electra, despite the huge age difference between himself the half-serpentine princess. The book pans out in the usual Piers Anthony way, full of puns, twists and turns, and has a beautifully written climax that can literally take your breath away. If you like fantasy at all, you must pick this book up. Also, on a personal note, Jenny Elf is introduced in this book, and for those who are unaware, Jenny Elf is actually a real girl who has horribly injured for life in a brutal drunk-driving accident, when she was a young girl. Her story is also in the end notes of this book. It truly brings a tear to one's eye, and this reviewer's heart goes out to her and her family.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 1999
Format: Unknown Binding
Xanth has three major pre dicaments. First, the foal-napping of five year old Che, the child of Xanth's only pair of winged centaurs. Second, Prince Dolph must choose between Electra, the uninteresting, and Nada, the uninterested. The catch is, if he doesn't marry Electra, she dies. Third, an odd elf and her cat have wandered through a dimensional rip in the very fabric of Xanth, and can't get back. Jenny, the elf, is peculiar because she doesn't draw power from an elm, she is about twice the size of aregular elf, her ears are pointed, and she only has 4 fingers. It turns out that Jenny attempts a rescue of Che after a brief run in with his mother. They escape from one tribe of goblins only to be hopelessly captured by another. An interesting twist of fate arises for all characters in this mind blowing novel. Another all time master piece by Piers Anthony
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 28, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Xanth book Isle of View is the first of the "Jenny" books. Jenny is an elf from another fantasy series who blunders into Xanth on account of chasing her directional cat to a feather. Because her character is in honor of a brave little girl who was immobilized/semi-paralyzed by a hit-and-run driver, Anthony's writing reaches it's highest level ever. The visiting Jenny is a sweet, good girl whose gifts bring her triumphant through her adventures, and leaves changes of lasting value with the other characters. Her self-sacrificing search for Che, the young winged centaur shines through her surroundings. The usual puns fit in well and the story ties up several threads from previous volumes in a satifactory ending for all. This inspiring volume is the best advertisement for the series.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jacobs@southwind.net on March 1, 1999
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This one was the best in the line, as far as I've read so far!(Demons Don't Dream) The thing about Xanth books is you love them or hate them, and there's little in between. They're wonderful books, and someday, I will actually manage to have read ALL of them! Until then, I can only wonder.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "wnanw" on March 23, 2000
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This was once again, another Xanth novel that you must read. And... Dolph finally chooses between Electra and Nada Naga. Guess who he chooses? I won't tell you, you have to read the book to find out for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Wallach VINE VOICE on August 26, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Prince Dolph has a decision to make and it is not an easy one. Since the age of 13 he has been betorthed to two girls. He is in love with one, and likes the other one. The problem is that the one he loves, is older than him by five years and she does not love him, but is committed to the relationship because of the royal political situation. So, if Dolph asks her, she will marry him and be his wife. The other girl loves Dolph, but Dolph only likes her. Electra was woken up from her enchanted sleep by Dolph's kiss but she will die when she turns 18 unless Dolph marries her. What a quandary!

In this book, we find out how this quandary is resolved. But, first, there are several other mysteries and twists that must be resolved. The main theme of this book is a whole different storyline. It seems that Che Centaur has been foal-napped by Goblins and the whole Xanth realm is searched to find him. Che is unique in that he is the only foal who has wings and can fly and the Simurgh proclaimed that he will be responsible for a major change in Xanth and committed all the flying creatures to protect him. Unfortunately, Goblins are not flying creatures, so when Che is foal-napped, a nasty situation develops.

Another major element here is that we are introdcued to Jenny Elf who appears from the land of Two Moons. In the Xanth Note at the end of the book we find out that Jenny Elf is a charater created by Anthony to help a young girl who was struck and paralyzed by a drunk driver. Talking with Piers Anthony helped bring Jenny out of her comma, so Piers introduces another of the real Jenny's favorite characters into this book and wraps some of the real Jenny's attributes into Jenny Elf.
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