Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for Xanth

So yeah, reaching for it again.  Xanth is the fictional land that is the setting for Piers Anthony's eponymous pun filled fantasy series by the same name.  I read about 15 or so of these book back in Middle and High school when I had time to waste and was really into the fantasy genre. It would be easy to dismiss this series as a silly farce, but it keeps it interesting by following the bloodline of the main character of the first novel in a land of magic.

In looking up info for this post I was surprised to see that it started in 1977, and is still being written on with books due out this year and next!  I specifically can remember things from books 1 -6, but the rest seem a little vague in my mind.  The trouble is my younger brother and best friend at the time where also reading the series, so we all read quickly so the others could get to read them.  Apparently I read a few of them too quickly.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know Xanth before, thanks for sharing!