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A Spell For Chameleon

71.4% complete
1977
1980
2 times
See 16
1 - Xanth
2 - Centaur
3 - Chasm
4 - Illusion
5 - Spring
6 - Magician
7 - Exile
8 - Trent
9 - Transformer
10 - Chase
11 - Wilderness
12 - Chameleon
13 - Rationale
14 - Wiggle
15 - Duel
16 - King
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75
Copyright © 1977 by Piers Anthony
No dedication.
A small lizard perched on a brown stone.
May contain spoilers
She would never get free.
No comments on file
Synopsis not on file
Extract not on file

 

Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 26-Feb-2023

Publications

 12-Sep-1979
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
12-Sep-1979
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.25
Pages*:
344
Read:
2 times
Reading(s):
1)   1 Jan 1980 - 1 Jan 1980
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
625
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-28766-5
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-28766-3
Printing:
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Michael Whelan  - Cover Artist
FOR LACK OF A SPELL...
XANTH!

That was the enchanted land where magic ruled - where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast.  It was a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks.  For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth was no fairy tale.  He alone had no magic.  And unless ge got some - and got some fast! - he would be exiled.  Forever!

But the Good Magician Humphrey was convinced that Bink did indeed have magic.  In fact, both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insisted that Bink had magic.  Magic as powerful as any possessed by the King or by the Good Magician Humphrey - or even by the Evil Magician Trent.

Be that as it may, no one could fathom the nature of Bink's very special magic.

Bink was in despair.  This was even worse than having no magic at all... and he would still be exiled!

FIRST TIME IN PRINT

A TALE FILLED WITH WONDROUS MAGICAL INVENTIVENESS AND HIGH ADVENTURE...
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Notes and Comments:
First Edition: September 1977
Seventh Printing: 1980
First Canadian Printing: October 1977
Third Canadian Printing: July 1979

I got the first three books of the Magic of Xanth (it was a trilogy then) when I first joined the Science Fiction Book Club when I was in Junior High.  I remember reading them during two-a-days in 8th grade football.

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Author(s)

 Piers Anthony
Birth: 06 Aug 1934 Oxford, England

Awards

1978Britsh Fantasy SocietyAugust Derleth Award Winner
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