A Spell for Chameleon by Piers AnthonyA Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony

A Spell for Chameleon

byPiers Anthony

Mass Market Paperback | March 12, 1987

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Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled--where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. That is, except for Bink of North Village. He was sure he possessed no magic, and knew that if he didn't find some soon, he would be exiled. According to the Good Magician Humpfrey, the charts said that Bink was as powerful as the King or even the Evil Magician Trent. Unfortunately, no one could determine its form. Meanwhile, Bink was in despair. If he didn't find his magic soon, he would be forced to leave....
Piers Anthony, sometimes called Pier Xanthony, is the pseudonym of a Mundane character who was born in England in 1934, came to America in 1940, was naturalized in 1958, and moved to Xanth in 1977. His first story was published in 1963, and his first novel, Chthon, in 1967. His first Xanth novel, A Spell for Chameleon, won the August D...
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Title:A Spell for ChameleonFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.8 × 4.19 × 0.91 inPublished:March 12, 1987Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345347536

ISBN - 13:9780345347534

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I read some of the books in this series a long time ago and I still remember that I really enjoyed this one. Highly recommended, full of allegory and puns and just a fun adventure. It reminded me of Harry Potter although I know this book was written before Harry Potter. I want to read this again someday soon as I don't really remember the ending and this was my favourite of the series. I think the first 3 books of the series were pretty good but after that they got to be a bit tedious and I think I only made it to book 6 or so.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Chameleon I've made it about half way through the Xanth series books so far. With every book there is always numerous new characters that get introduced, sometimes it is hard to keep track of everyone and remember who they are when they reappear a few books later. Chameleon though is one of the most memorable characters Piers Anthony has created so far. This was one of the top books so far in the series.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I remember reading this book when I was young and being overwhelmed with how good it was. Such a good book.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Discovered this series by accident. Haven't stopped reading it since. I actually discovered this series by accident while browsing the bargain table at the long since closed Librairie Smith and bought what I later found out was the 23rd book in the series. I then went out and found all the others in the series starting with this book. It's a wonderfully fun fantasy series and I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great First of a Series I Really like this book, and have read many further into the series. It's a great start to the series, and I would recommend to anyone that enjoys magic and fantasy to give this series a try.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting I did enjoy reading it so it gets a 3 from me for the enjoyment factor but the book has problematic parts (i.e. The trial, certain tropes). I'd like to chalk that up to the time that it was written and the type of world it was set in but that opinion may change if I read more from the author. I will say enjoyed the world Piers Anthony created and the concept of the story, enough so that I would like to read more of this series to at least see where it goes
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great start to a series A spell for chameleon is a great start to the punny universe that is Xanth. Bink is a relatively likable character overall, and the various cast (Such as the Good Magician Humpfrey) give a unique spin to the tale. Xanth itself is quite a bit different from your normal land, but enchanting all the same.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome One of my favorite books, the start of wonderful Xanth!
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected When I was a few chapters into this book I almost put it away, it just wasn't what I expected. I ended up reading the whole book and thought about getting book 2 but didn't rush out to do so like I have with others. I read the Adept Series by Anthony and really enjoyed it so thought I would enjoy this one as well. Not so...I may re-read it in time and maybe it will strike me differently but as it sits, I wasn't that impressed with it.
Date published: 2011-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my All Time Favourites! The land of Xanth is vast and inspiring, the characters are great and the story has a unique charm. I read this book and then found myself itching to read more. I especially love the puns-of which there are many-and sarcastic humour. This book also has my favourite villian in it, the Evil Magician Trent. Piers Anthony is an amazing writer and this book is perhaps one of his best books! A definite read for any fantasy fan!
Date published: 2011-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I have just recently finished a spell for chameleon, and absolutely loved it. I was introduced to the Xanth novels, about a week ago, when I first read Castle Roogna, in my local library. After I had read Castle Roogna, I did some research on the author Piers Annthony, and found that he had like 30 or so more novels about Xanth. I realized Castle Roogna was the 3rd in the series, so I went to the library, and got a spell for chameleon, and the source of magic. I have just started the source of magic, and it is already very interesting. Rumor has it that warner bros, is helping produce the movie, a spell for chameleon, due in 2008 sometime. Isnt that somethiong?!
Date published: 2008-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended Reading When people ask me why I'm not wild about Harry Potter, I make them read A Spell for Chameleon. This book is lush, textured, surprising, whimsical and thouroughly delightful!
Date published: 2002-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Spell For Chameleon This is the best book i have ever read! I'm 12 years old and a girl! Yes! I admit it! I thought harry potter was the best, but this is even better!!! 5++++++++++!
Date published: 2001-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one EXCELENT book! Even though the setting is created soly by the authors immagination, I found myself forgetting that it was not history. Unlike some authors, Piers Anthony leaves a comfortable ammount of detail to the immagination, but portrays the appeareance of the setting in a compleetly unforgetable way. To sum up,this is an extraordinary novel with an unbeliveable ammount of immaginative liturature
Date published: 2001-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BINK IS THE COOLEST!!!! Piers Anthony is SUCH a good writer!!! Bink is my favorite character! I loved this book. Right now im on the 8th book and all of them are so good. As soon as I finish one I just hafta get the next one! The world of Xanth is so great!!!
Date published: 2000-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ This is an amazing book, I have read it numerous times. You are taken to a land of centaurs, unicorns and Magic: the land of Xanth. The main character (Bink) is on a mission to save himself from exile, because he has no magic. He finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime. Including characters such as Cherie and Chester centaur, Sabrina, evil-magician Trent and the ever-changing chameleon. A TRULY AMAZING BOOK.
Date published: 2000-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Off to a good start This early Xanth novel is a stepping stone into the magical world. Piers brings his characters to life as well as the land of Xanth. This book is a must for the new Xanth reader as it lays the format for the rest to come.
Date published: 2000-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For All Fantasy Lovers!! A Spell for Chameleon was the first book I read by Piers Anthony and I thought it was an excellent piece of writing. I had a hard time putting this book down. It was filled with surprises and mysteries. I recommend this book to all Fantasy Lovers!!!
Date published: 1999-08-04

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