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The Color of Her Panties (Xanth #15) Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1992
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But that's not true, entirely: In one of the books there's a siege of Castle Roogna, and there are deaths galore, as well as a pitched battle involving vampires, goblins, harpies, zombies, soldiers, and a giant spider.
(Giant spiders seem to be a staple in fantasy books: Harry Potter, The Lord of The Rings, and Xanth have all had one. I can't remember one in Narnia but that doesn't mean there wasn't one.)
The lighthearted feel of Xanth is, though, in stark contrast to most of fantasy writing that's out there. I think that (plus Anthony's admittedly somewhat simple writing style) causes many people to downgrade or disregard the series -- or to honestly dislike it the way Andrew Leon does -- because while there are epic quests and horrible deaths and demons and the like, it's all portrayed in a sort of Saturday morning cartoonish feel.
The Color Of Her Panties continues that combination of quests-and-kids-stuff feeling, as a former side character, Mela the Merwoman, decides to go find a husband, and ends up joining forces with a dissatisfied ogress, a mystery human woman, and some teenage folk who have to help a friend take over as a chieftain of the goblins. What got me started on thinking about where Anthony might fit in the pantheon of fantasy writers was a couple of things.Read more ›
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I Love Piers Anthony! I have the entire Xanth series and love it! Have read it again and again! Will continue to buy them until he no longer writes them, may he live forever!!Published 6 months ago by Shane Stanley
I'm a xanth groupie and wish they could iron out the middle set of e-books.I loved all of the books but I could use the space e-books afford.Published 16 months ago by june polin
Princess Ida finally shows up! I was waiting for this. Now, Princess Ida is Ivy's long-lost twin. But since Ida's Magician-level talent is the power of the idea, whatever someone... Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Swank Ivy