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Dragon on a Pedestal (Xanth) Mass Market Paperback – June 12, 1987

4.5 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
Book 7 of 35 in the Xanth Series

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Piers Anthony [Xanth] -- Piers Anthony redefined the fantasy series when he launched his Xanth books--they're(quite simply) pun for the whole family!

--Veronica Chapman, Senior Editor

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There is trouble in Xanth again. The Gap Dragon had escaped and was ravaging across the land, the forget-spell was causing mass amnesia, three-year old Ivy was headed right for a hungry dragon. Could things get any worse? Probably....
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Product Details

  • Series: Xanth (Book 7)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (June 12, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345349369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345349361
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have enjoyed several books in the Xanth series, but this book surpasses them all. The innocence and pure love and trust of princess Ivy rise above the trials of her magical world, including malevolent creatures and frightening punnish circumstances. I repeatedly found myself agonizing over Ivy's fate, only to cheer when she, Stanley, and Hugo, by their friendship and bravery, surmounted the obstacles set before them. No other book I have read has had the power to bring me to tears with its emotional beauty one moment, and make me roll on the floor in laughter the next. The magical and punishingly hilarious characters and plants fit together in a satisfactory mesh that delights and astoninishes. _Dragon on a Pedestal_ is a lovely book that can be enjoyed by any Mundane adult or child who has a fine appreciation for true character and the intricacies of the English language. Anthony has created a very special adventure, for which I thank him.
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I love all the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony! They are well written and a delight to read.
However, since they are written somewhat chronologically, I am disappointed that I can't get
ALL of his Xanth series for my Kindle! Skipping a book or two leaves gaps and when referencing the missing book(s) when reading a
later volume it is diminished somehow. I would definitely recommend reading all of the Xanth series!
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Another good Xanth book. This is worth the read. This book starts you out a few years after the last book ended. While there are a few things I didn't necessarily care for, there were plenty of awesome things that showed up. I know for a fact that a few of them will play major roles in bringing really cool plot elements down the line in future books. So this one is definitely worth the read. Though to be honest, if you're this far in, you're probably just going to read them all in order. ;)
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I used to read the Xanth stories to my kids. When my daughter had a girl, she named her "Ivy" after the main character in this book. Now that Ivy is old enough to read, I bought her a copy of this book so that she'll be able to enjoy the Xanth stories as well.
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I read this series 40 years ago. It is no longer in print, but should be. I have been purchasing it for my early teens niece, who very much enjoys reading. And has also enjoyed reading this series.
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I began reading Piers Anthony when I was a teenager. As an adult I wanted to go back and reread the stories to see if my perception had changed. The book was still interesting and I did pick up on little subtleties I missed as a teenager. Whether you are young or old a good book.
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I started reading books by Piers Anthony at the age of 13 after I read "Dragon on A Pedestal". That was three years ago and I'm still facinated by the fun and mythical world of Xanth. Heck, if I where up to me I'd live there. A facinating book that should be read again and again. Long live Piers Anthony!!!!
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Piers Anthony's Xanth novels are lots of fun, full of exciting plot twists and puns. Okay, some of the puns are groaners, but most of them are very clever and they are all carefully incorporated into the story line.
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