Book Reviews of The Source of Magic (Xanth, Bk 2)

The Source of Magic (Xanth, Bk 2)
The Source of Magic - Xanth, Bk 2
Author: Piers Anthony
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345350589
ISBN-10: 0345350588
Publication Date: 7/12/1987
Pages: 336
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 202 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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This is the second book in Anthony's Xanth series. The world of Xanth is build upon puns, all of the creatures and the landscape is puns taken from real life and used literally. The tone of Xanth is fairly light-hearted, and I've always considered this to be a light fantasy series (as opposed to the more serious and emotionally darker fantasy series).
Bink found his magical talent in A Spell for Chameleon , is now married, and works as a magic researcher for King Trent. With his wife nine months pregnant and very angry, Bink is sent off on a quest to discover the source of the magic in Xanth. Bink will be accompanied by his friend, Chester the Centaur, the Good Magician Humphrey, and Grundy the Golem. Being only the second Xanth novel, this one is has a decent story and is well written. Even though I have read this before (years back), I still cared what happened to these characters. The quest for the source of magic is interesting, and the payoff when Bink finds it (as if he wouldn't) is worth the price of admission. This is an excellent Xanth novel with more drama than later books. This is one of the best in the series.
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Piers Anthony - sequel to the "A Spell For Chameleon" - excellent
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As a ruller of a country steeped in magic, King Trent was naturally curious about the souce of its magic. It made sense to order Bink, the only one of his subject immune to supernatural harm, to undertake a quest to discover the wellspring of Xanth's uniqueness. From the beginning, Bink and his companions, Chester the centaur and Crombie, the soldier transformed intoa griffin, were harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them.
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As the ruler of a country steeped in encheantment, King Trent was nathrally curious about the source of its magic. It made sense to order Blink, the only one of his subjects immune to surpernathral harm, to undertake a quest to discover the wellspring of Xanth's uniqueness.
From the beginning, Blink and his companions, Chester the centaur and Cronbie,the soldier transformed into a griffon, were harried by an unseen enemy derermined to twart them. Even the power of the Good Magician Humgrey, together with Bink's protective talent, scarcely saved their lives.
Then when Humfrey and Crombie turned against him, all seemd lost.
But Bink's ingenuity and luck prevailed, and he reached his goal. The King's orders had been carried out...
But the king had not expected Bink's next act- to destroy utterly the nagic of Xanth!
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I love all of his Xanth books. They're innocent but fun.
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ANother fun Xanth novel. The further adventures of Bink.
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A quest for the source of its power threaten to doom the land of Xamth.
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"As ruler of a country steeped in enchantment, King Trent was naturally curious about the source of its magic. It made sense to order Bink, the only one of his subjects immune to supernatural harm, to undertake a quest to discover the wellspring of Xanth's uniqueness.

From the beginning, Bink and his companions, CHester the centauer and Crombi, the soldier transformed into a griffin, we harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them. Even the power of Good Magician Humphrey, togethe with Bink's protective talent, scarcely saved their lives..."
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awesome book, a must read for science fiction readers.
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Bink has dixcovered the source of all magic - now what will he do
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As the ruler of a country steeped in enchantment,