Xanth Series

41 primary works • 46 total works
Enter the world of Xanth, where every citizen has their own unique Talent—or magical ability—and centaurs, demons and dragons abound. Piers Anthony’s Xanth books are among the most loved series in fantasy, with millions of copies purchased around the world.


See also Xanth Graphic Novels.

Book 1

A Spell for Chameleon
3.94
· 35485 Ratings · 1381 Reviews ·
published 1977
· 46 editions
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled -…
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Book 2

The Source of Magic
3.87
· 21802 Ratings · 345 Reviews ·
published 1979
· 28 editions
Ordered by King Trent to determine the source of…
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Book 3

Castle Roogna
3.87
· 22328 Ratings · 250 Reviews ·
published 1979
· 3 editions
Millie, a ghost for 800 years wants only one man-…
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Book 4

Centaur Aisle
3.78
· 17260 Ratings · 170 Reviews ·
published 1981
· 24 editions
Dor agreed to act as King of Xanth so long as Tre…
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Book 5

Ogre, Ogre
3.74
· 15387 Ratings · 186 Reviews ·
published 1982
· 24 editions
Smash, himself, was part ogre. Although ogres wer…
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Book 6

Night Mare
3.82
· 16645 Ratings · 159 Reviews ·
published 1982
· 21 editions
Although the Nextwave of barbarian warriors was i…
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Book 7

Dragon on a Pedestal
3.74
· 12519 Ratings · 137 Reviews ·
published 1983
· 23 editions
There is trouble in Xanth again. The Gap Dragon h…
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Book 8

Crewel Lye
3.71
· 11948 Ratings · 115 Reviews ·
published 1984
· 20 editions
Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now. Although…
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Book 9

Golem in the Gears
3.69
· 11802 Ratings · 88 Reviews ·
published 1986
· 21 editions
Grundy Golem got no respect. So, to prove himself…
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Book 10

Vale of the Vole
3.60
· 9274 Ratings · 79 Reviews ·
published 1987
· 18 editions
When Esk, a young ogre-nymph-human, began his pil…
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Book 11

Heaven Cent
3.64
· 9488 Ratings · 79 Reviews ·
published 1988
· 19 editions
In the mind of Xanth's precious shapeshifting Pri…
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Book 12

Man from Mundania
3.70
· 9348 Ratings · 81 Reviews ·
published 1989
· 10 editions
For a bored, young princess of Xanth, there's not…
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Book 13

Isle of View
3.68
· 8799 Ratings · 73 Reviews ·
published 1990
· 17 editions
Lovelorn
Loveworn Love Lost

Perplexed Prince Dolph,…

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Book 14

Question Quest
3.70
· 6770 Ratings · 72 Reviews ·
published 1991
· 14 editions
Youth is Wasted on the Young

Being grown up is a…

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Book 15

The Color of Her Panties
3.66
· 7281 Ratings · 62 Reviews ·
published 1992
· 13 editions
We See England, We See Xanth, We See Mels's Under…
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Book 16

Demons Don't Dream
3.79
· 7520 Ratings · 93 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 7 editions
Beloved by millions of readers around the world,…
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Book 17

Harpy Thyme
3.71
· 6274 Ratings · 60 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 11 editions
Gloha is the only creature of her kind in all the…
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Book 18

Geis of the Gargoyle
3.70
· 5116 Ratings · 46 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 9 editions
Since Xanth began, the gargoyles of that magical…
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Book 19

Roc and a Hard Place
3.74
· 5671 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 9 editions
Seeking a solution to a perplexing personal probl…
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Book 20

Yon Ill Wind
3.75
· 3699 Ratings · 36 Reviews ·
published 1996
· 7 editions
An All-New Xanth Adventure
First Paperback Edition…
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Book 21

Faun & Games
3.75
· 3918 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 5 editions
The miraculous and mirth-filled land of Xanth hol…
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Book 22

Zombie Lover
3.78
· 4241 Ratings · 41 Reviews ·
published 1998
· 5 editions
Horrors and Hilarity Collide as a Vivacious Young…
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Book 23

Xone of Contention
3.74
· 2670 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 1999
· 2 editions
New York Times bestselling author of Zombie Lover…
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Book 24

The Dastard
3.81
· 2962 Ratings · 29 Reviews ·
published 2000
· 7 editions
Many malevolent menaces have imperiled the magica…
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Book 25

Swell Foop
3.77
· 2826 Ratings · 31 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
Someone-or some thing-has kidnapped the dreaded D…
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Book 26

Up in a Heaval
3.82
· 2296 Ratings · 25 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 7 editions
A Spot of Trouble

An innocent piece of Mundane Sna…
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Book 27

Cube Route
3.83
· 2213 Ratings · 33 Reviews ·
published 2003
· 6 editions
For nearly three decades, Piers Anthony's bestsel…
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Book 28

Currant Events
3.86
· 1952 Ratings · 29 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 5 editions
When Clio, the Muse of History, sat down to pen t…
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Book 29

Pet Peeve
3.86
· 2226 Ratings · 34 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 4 editions
A relentless horde of renegade robots has plunged…
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Book 30

Stork Naked
3.87
· 1869 Ratings · 38 Reviews ·
published 2006
· 6 editions
Surprise Golem and her beloved husband, Umlaut, w…
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Book 31

Air Apparent
3.90
· 1700 Ratings · 30 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 5 editions
Wira is wild with worry. Her beloved husband, Hug…
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Book 32

Two to the Fifth
3.83
· 1215 Ratings · 42 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 8 editions
Cyrus, a naïve young Cyborg, is in a curious quan…
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Book 33

Jumper Cable
3.88
· 1130 Ratings · 49 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 7 editions
In the thirty-third thrilling escapade in Piers A…
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Book 34

Knot Gneiss
3.89
· 1069 Ratings · 45 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 7 editions
Wenda Woodwife expected to live Happily Ever Afte…
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Book 35

Well-Tempered Clavicle
3.81
· 754 Ratings · 48 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 5 editions
For an animated skeleton, kept alive by the Magic…
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Book 36

Luck of the Draw
3.88
· 615 Ratings · 53 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 4 editions
For eighty-year-old Bryce, life didn’t hold much…
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Book 37

Esrever Doom
3.72
· 495 Ratings · 42 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 4 editions
In our Mundane world, Kody undergoes controlled c…
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Book 38

Board Stiff
3.77
· 633 Ratings · 75 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 12 editions
Be careful what you wish for...

"I'm actually a sm…
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Book 39

Five Portraits
4.00
· 331 Ratings · 26 Reviews ·
published 2014
· 8 editions
Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the be…
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Book 40

Isis Orb
3.81
· 228 Ratings · 33 Reviews · 6 editions
A quest to fulfill a lifelong wish turns into an…
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Book 41

Ghost Writer in the Sky
3.72
· 162 Ratings · 35 Reviews · 5 editions
Two Ordinary People from Mundania travel to Xanth…
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Book 1-3

Xanth: The Quest for Magic
4.06
· 4967 Ratings · 28 Reviews ·
published 1979
· 9 editions
Twenty-five years ago, Piers Anthony fascinated u…
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Book 4-6

More Magic of Xanth
4.25
· 371 Ratings · 2 Reviews · 3 editions
The world of Xanth is a jumbo pun fest, a confabu…
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Book 7-9

Spellbound Xanth
4.25
· 361 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 1986
· 1 edition
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Book 16-17

Xanth by Two: Demons Don't Dream and Harpy Thyme
4.31
· 303 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 1 edition
Demons Don't Dream begins a Xanth sequence as you…
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Book guide

Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth
3.90
· 1181 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 1989
· 4 editions
Readers take a guided tour to the strange geograp…
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