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A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Bk 1)
A Spell for Chameleon - Xanth, Bk 1
Author: Piers Anthony
FOR LACK OF A SPELL... — Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled -- where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. It was a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks. — For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth was no fairy tale. He alone had no magic. And unless he got some -- and got some fast! -- he would be exiled. Forever...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345304223
ISBN-10: 0345304225
Publication Date: 9/12/1981
Pages: 344
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4.1 stars, based on 104 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
Had read this book as an adolescent and was rereading for youth appropriateness check before giving it to a friend's son. It was simpler than I remember, but a decent read nonetheless. There was a rape hearing, but nothing illicit was described. Sex occurred at the end of the book, but was fairly harmless, just a mention.
reviewed A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The first of the Xanth novel will get you hooked if you haven't read any of them.
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Helpful Score: 1
I remembered enjoying these books when I was younger, but this time I found them tiresome. They have a strong mix of humor and fantasy and I usually go for that. I just found too much of the humor depended on titillation. Anyway, this is a series of magic stories and has good characters and surprises.
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Tons of fun! The first book in the series, it sets the scene for many many more pun-filled adventures in the land of Xanth.
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A book that's great fun! Later in the series they get really silly, but the first one is a classic.
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reviewed A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Bk 1) on + 173 more book reviews
I love all of his Xanth books. They're innocent but fun.
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A fascinating novel about a young man named Bink and his quest for his magic talent. Along the way he encounters and befriends many magical creatures. As well as a powerful good magician. When he runs into the evil magician is when the story really takes off. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of the series.
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This is the first book in the Xanth series, and as such is rather different in tone from the others. (It's not quite as punny.) It's closer to standard fantasy fare. It's very interesting to see how the tone of the books has evolved and changed since this one.
This is the story of Bink, soon to be exiled from Xanth for lack of a magical talent, and his encounter with the exiled Evil Magician Trent.

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Xanth  1
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Bink of North Village (Primary Character)

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