Isle of View (Xanth #13)
Loveworn Love Lost
Perplexed Prince Dolph, Xanth's precocious shapeshifter, should be in love but isn't. Nonetheless, he must choose between two fiancees--Nada the uninterested and Electra the uninteresting--or all three of them will suffer the most dire consequences. Luckily a convenient catastrophe has popped up to distract Dolph from his dilemma--the foal-napping...more
30 December 2011
Well, I am finally at the end of all of the Xanth novels that I have read. I really do not know why I went through them all and wrote a comment on them, but I guess it is something that I felt that I had to do. I guess I really did persist through these novels, but then at the time that I was reading them, I was enjoying them, however I stopped here, for numerous reasons. I guess one of the main reasons is that I temporarily moved away from reading ...more
Anthony gave a shout-out to a big fan of his by making her a char ...more
Time is running out for Electra, as she must marry Dolph before her birthday or die. However, Dolph doesn't want to marry her, he's sure he loves only Nada. Before a wedding can occur however, Che the flying centaur foal has been foalnapped, and all of Xant ...more
I think this book was where I started to lose interest in this series. I wasn't a huge fan in the first place; I thought they were basically readable, and wanted to know all the details because my best friend loved them and we had little jokes that referenced the series, but Piers Anthony started sa ...more
Of course, a majority of the book concerns the quest to rescue Che, the flying centaur foal and the random appearance of Jenny Elf. I do like the parallels of the situation, and how some species in the series are maturing/changing, just like the centaurs (kind of) die near t ...more
This is the book where Prince Dolph must make the ...more
I'm an escapist, and I love the Xanth novels because I don't have to ...more
LovelornLoveworn Love LostPerplexed Prince Dolph, Xanth's precocious shapeshifter, should be in love but isn't. Nonetheless, he must chose between two fiancées -- Nada the uninterested and Electra the uninteresting -- or all three of them will suffer the most dire consequences. Luckily a convenient catastrophe has popped up to distract Dolph form his dilemma -- the foal-napping of young Che Centaur by goblins. And the only one who knows where Che is is a nice but remarkably naive elflike ...more
a little too much. I wish the book had more Dolph, Electra, and Nalda and less goblins. I also didn't like the thesaurus demon.
The ending made up for the books slow parts though, I really enjoyed watching Dolph truly see Electra. And my heart swelled for Electra as she spent her wedding night, it was sweet and romantic. I never expected such a sweetly romantic ...more
Look, I like Xanth novels for 2 reasons: the puns and the quest and sometimes even the plot. This book has the quest and the puns, but it's very thin on plot.
Even though I read this at the age of 11, I found the sex scene to be way too tame. It felt like the 'adult' parts of the book were purposefully edited so that I could read it, at a time when I really, really wanted to be one of the adults.
Damn the Conspi ...more
One that is average on the enjoyable rating when it comes to Xanth. but a quick and good read. so, if you ever do read the series, be sure to read this one also. At least, read the first three before you read others. yeah.
Piers is a self-proclaimed environm ...more