Castle Roogna by Piers Anthony

Castle Roogna

byPiers Anthony

Kobo ebook | March 26, 2002

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Millie had been a ghost for 800 years. But now, restored by the magic of Xanth, she was again a maddeningly desirable woman. She could have had any man she wanted . . . except the one she did want, Jonathan the zombie. To grant Millie her desire, and to prove his right to rule Xanth in the future, young Magician Dor embarked on a quest for the elixir which would restore Jonathan to full life. 

But the potion could be found only in the past . . . so, through a magic tapestry, to the past he went, taking over the body of a barbarian warrior. The first person he encountered there was Jumper, a giant spider—a nightmare monster, but a staunch friend and much-needed ally in peril-haunted, ancient Xanth. 

Then Dor met Millie—800 years younger, but just as lovely. And he realized that, in his new body, he was no longer twelve years old . . .

Title:Castle RoognaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 26, 2002Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345454324

ISBN - 13:9780345454324


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting Another silly tale from Piers Anthony. A great adventure and tense battle in this one! Will Castle Roogna survive???
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great **Minor Spoilers** I read some of the books in this series a long time ago and I remember that while the first three were decent the next three were not as good. I recently read this book again and I actually enjoyed this book more than the second one and found it almost as entertaining as the first book. The first book was a great adventure in a new world whereas the second book was kind of a repetition. This book presented the world from a different viewpoint and from a different time frame and it was like reading the first book again. This book really ramps up the puns and the allegories but I found them insightful and humorous.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different Xanth While I enjoyed this book I did find it didn't live up to other books in the series. There was something different in the writing that didn't pull me in as much as the other stories did.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I liked this book a fair bit, as I have the entire series. While there are books that I like more than others, I have enjoyed all of them in different ways.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One of the Worst This book tries to be funny, it isn't. This book tries to be romantic, it isn't. This book tries to have good characters, it doesn't. This book tries to have an interesting plot, it doesn't(I guessed what was going to happen about three chapters in). This book is, however, 99.9% puns and sex jokes. Is it worth reading? Not really, but it is good for skimming then making fun of around your friends. Don't buy it if you are looking for a good read. It also looks kid friendly but in reality has some very inappropriate moments.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Odd premise, but good story The premise of the story is rather odd, but the actual events of the story play out well. The story more resembles Conan than a typical Xanth novel, but it still has the characteristics of the world of Xanth to rely on.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant put this book down! Awesome fantasy novel. I recommend this book!
Date published: 2008-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unsung Classic!!! Without any doubt, this is my favourite fantasy novel of all time....and I've read a lot of fantasy novels! This was the very first Xanth novel I had ever read, and it turned me into an instant fan. I recently dusted it off the shelf and read it again for the 7th time, and each time I do there's always something new that I missed before. The book is fast paced, yet descriptive at the same time. Piers Anthony has a distinct sense of humour that I find unique among authors of this genre. It's a great book to read, regardless if you're 9 of 99. Pick it up and give it a try, you won't be disappointed!!!
Date published: 2007-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bus reading! This is a very good book for someone who doesn't have time to analyse its meaning - it has adventure, emotion, and fantasy and they are all in perfect balance. The ending of this book is perfect, by the way!
Date published: 2002-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Xanth novels rock! Yet again, Mr Anthony has written an amazing book. The Xanth novels are full of humour, adventure and romance. A must buy!
Date published: 2001-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Castle Roogna", by Piers Anthony If you are into pun-ny books, then this is a series for you. Piers Anthony, once again, has outdone hiself. In this Third book in the "Xanth" series, we find Dor, a young magician, transported into the body of a man in the magic tapestry which hangs in the palace. The interesting twist is that during the transportation, a small spider is caught in the spell. But, due to the fact that he wasn't supposed to be, his size does not change, thus he is a HUGE spider in early Xanth. I really liked this novel on my way up the series because of the way that Dor has to learn how to live the life of an adult, even though within, he is still much a child. He learns how to work together with the spider, Jumper, to survive this jump into Xanth's primitive past. Mr Anthony obviously put alot of thought into the history of this land, and it shows immensly through the pages of this engaging novel. It will also keep you in stitches due to the unlimited number of puns included within. It is fun for both children and adults alike. Enjoy!
Date published: 2000-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Winner!!! Piers Anthony has done it again!!! This is a novel which is not to be forgotten. Bink's son, Dor, is off on a journey again. I highly recommend this book to all Fantasy Lovers!!!
Date published: 1999-12-03