Xanth Series

47 primary works • 52 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
3.92
· 44608 Ratings · 1782 Reviews · published 1977 · 48 editions
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled - w…
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Book 2

The Source of Magic
3.88
· 24480 Ratings · 448 Reviews · published 1979 · 29 editions
Ordered by King Trent to determine the source of X…
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Book 3

Castle Roogna
3.89
· 24544 Ratings · 321 Reviews · published 1979 · 31 editions
Millie, a ghost for 800 years wants only one man--…
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Book 4

Centaur Aisle
3.80
· 18940 Ratings · 214 Reviews · published 1981 · 8 editions
Dor agreed to act as King of Xanth so long as Tren…
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Book 5

Ogre, Ogre
3.76
· 16905 Ratings · 229 Reviews · published 1982 · 25 editions
Smash, himself, was part ogre. Although ogres were…
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Book 6

Night Mare
3.84
· 18194 Ratings · 193 Reviews · published 1982 · 8 editions
Although the Nextwave of barbarian warriors was in…
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Book 7

Dragon on a Pedestal
3.77
· 13664 Ratings · 166 Reviews · published 1983 · 7 editions
There is trouble in Xanth again. The Gap Dragon ha…
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Book 8

Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn
3.73
· 12958 Ratings · 141 Reviews · published 1984 · 21 editions
Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now. Although …
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Book 9

Golem in the Gears
3.71
· 12758 Ratings · 117 Reviews · published 1986 · 21 editions
Grundy Golem got no respect. So, to prove himself,…
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Book 10

Vale of the Vole
3.62
· 10063 Ratings · 95 Reviews · published 1987 · 18 editions
When Esk, a young ogre-nymph-human, began his pilg…
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Book 11

Heaven Cent
3.67
· 10279 Ratings · 99 Reviews · published 1988 · 19 editions
In the mind of Xanth's precious shapeshifting Prin…
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Book 12

Man from Mundania
3.73
· 10063 Ratings · 97 Reviews · published 1989 · 12 editions
For a bored, young princess of Xanth, there's noth…
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Book 13

Isle of View
3.70
· 9501 Ratings · 84 Reviews · published 1990 · 17 editions
Lovelorn
Loveworn Love Lost

Perplexed Prince Dolph, …

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Book 14

Question Quest
3.72
· 7338 Ratings · 86 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
3.68
· 7846 Ratings · 76 Reviews · published 1992 · 13 editions
We See England, We See Xanth, We See Mels's Underp…
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Book 16

Demons Don't Dream
3.81
· 8152 Ratings · 107 Reviews · published 1992 · 11 editions
Beloved by millions of readers around the world, P…
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Book 17

Harpy Thyme
3.73
· 6842 Ratings · 77 Reviews · published 1994 · 14 editions
Gloha is the only creature of her kind in all the …
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Book 18

Geis of the Gargoyle
3.72
· 5536 Ratings · 55 Reviews · published 1995 · 13 editions
Since Xanth began, the gargoyles of that magical p…
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Book 19

Roc and a Hard Place
3.76
· 6141 Ratings · 45 Reviews · published 1995 · 11 editions
Seeking a solution to a perplexing personal proble…
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Book 20

Yon Ill Wind
3.77
· 4058 Ratings · 51 Reviews · published 1996 · 10 editions
An All-New Xanth Adventure
First Paperback Edition!…
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Book 21

Faun & Games
3.77
· 4281 Ratings · 47 Reviews · published 1997 · 7 editions
The miraculous and mirth-filled land of Xanth hold…
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Book 22

Zombie Lover
3.79
· 4597 Ratings · 58 Reviews · published 1998 · 8 editions
Horrors and Hilarity Collide as a Vivacious Young …
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Book 23

Xone of Contention
3.75
· 2932 Ratings · 45 Reviews · published 1999 · 4 editions
New York Times bestselling author of Zombie Lover

A…
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Book 24

The Dastard
3.81
· 3244 Ratings · 42 Reviews · published 2000 · 9 editions
Many malevolent menaces have imperiled the magical…
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Book 25

Swell Foop
3.78
· 3071 Ratings · 41 Reviews · published 2001 · 6 editions
Someone-or some thing-has kidnapped the dreaded De…
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Book 26

Up in a Heaval
3.82
· 2529 Ratings · 35 Reviews · published 2002 · 9 editions
A Spot of Trouble

An innocent piece of Mundane Snai…
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Book 27

Cube Route
3.83
· 2401 Ratings · 41 Reviews · published 2003 · 6 editions
For nearly three decades, Piers Anthony's bestsell…
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Book 28

Currant Events
3.87
· 2117 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 2004 · 5 editions
When Clio, the Muse of History, sat down to pen th…
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Book 29

Pet Peeve
3.87
· 2415 Ratings · 40 Reviews · published 2005 · 4 editions
A relentless horde of renegade robots has plunged …
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Book 30

Stork Naked
3.88
· 2039 Ratings · 42 Reviews · published 2006 · 6 editions
Surprise Golem and her beloved husband, Umlaut, we…
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Book 31

Air Apparent
3.91
· 1846 Ratings · 37 Reviews · published 2007 · 5 editions
Wira is wild with worry. Her beloved husband, Hugo…
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Book 32

Two to the Fifth
3.85
· 1342 Ratings · 54 Reviews · published 2008 · 8 editions
Cyrus, a naïve young Cyborg, is in a curious quand…
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Book 33

Jumper Cable
3.91
· 1270 Ratings · 59 Reviews · published 2009 · 8 editions
In the thirty-third thrilling escapade in Piers An…
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Book 34

Knot Gneiss
3.93
· 1226 Ratings · 55 Reviews · published 2010 · 7 editions
Wenda Woodwife expected to live Happily Ever After…
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Book 35

Well-Tempered Clavicle
3.86
· 893 Ratings · 58 Reviews · published 2011 · 5 editions
For an animated skeleton, kept alive by the Magic …
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Book 36

Luck of the Draw
3.93
· 756 Ratings · 63 Reviews · published 2012 · 4 editions
For eighty-year-old Bryce, life didn’t hold much h…
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Book 37

Esrever Doom
3.79
· 623 Ratings · 52 Reviews · published 2013 · 5 editions
Piers Anthony's 37th adventure in Xanth changes th…
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Book 38

Board Stiff
3.78
· 821 Ratings · 95 Reviews · published 2013 · 15 editions
Be careful what you wish for...

"I'm actually a sma…
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Book 39

Five Portraits
4.00
· 455 Ratings · 37 Reviews · published 2014 · 13 editions
The magical land of Xanth is in peril in this foll…
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Book 40

Isis Orb
3.80
· 422 Ratings · 53 Reviews · published 2016 · 8 editions
A quest to fulfill a lifelong wish turns into an a…
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Book 41

Ghost Writer in the Sky
3.81
· 329 Ratings · 57 Reviews · published 2017 · 6 editions
Two Ordinary People from Mundania travel to Xanth …
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Book 42

Fire Sail
3.92
· 189 Ratings · 26 Reviews · published 2019 · 4 editions
The New York Times–bestselling series continues wi…
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Book 43

Jest Right
4.06
· 139 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 2020 · 4 editions
All of Xanth is a stage as an unlikely hero saves …
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Book 44

Skeleton Key
3.94
· 107 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 2021 · 6 editions
There's no dancing around a demonic threat in the …
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Book 45

A Tryst of Fate
3.94
· 83 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 2021 · 4 editions
You're better wed than dead--even in Xanth--in the…
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Book 46

Six Crystal Princesses
3.92
· 51 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 2022 · 6 editions
In this heroic Xanth adventure from the New York T…
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Book 47

Apoca Lips
4.00
· 1 Ratings · expected publication 2023 · 3 editions
No one’s safe when a pundemic spreads through the …
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Book 1-3

Xanth: The Quest for Magic
4.07
· 5215 Ratings · 32 Reviews · published 1979 · 9 editions
Twenty-five years ago, Piers Anthony fascinated us…
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Book 4-6

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

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

Xanth by Two: Demons Don't Dream and Harpy Thyme
4.32
· 331 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 2010 · 1 edition
Demons Don't Dream begins a Xanth sequence as youn…
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Book guide

Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth
3.94
· 1309 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1989 · 4 editions
Readers take a guided tour to the strange geograph…
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