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Currant events, Piers Anthony

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Currant events
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Currant events
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Piers Anthony
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eng
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Review
  • Clio, the muse of history, has a problem connected with the twenty-eighth chronicle of Xanth. When she sits down to write it, she discovers that it has already been written-- and unintelligibly. So the scholarly lady must repair to the real Xanth, where she is sent by the Good Magician Humfrey on a quest to save two pocket-sized dragons, Drew and Drusie, who are essential to the environment of Xanth. Naturally, the quest is successful--Anthony does not trade in tragedy in his best-known series--and what is more, along the way Clio finds true love with the magician Sherlock and meets a good many of the ongoing characters in the Xanth series. If latest entry in said series features a more mature heroine (still obsessed with her figure, however) and less of the adult conspiracy and stork-summoning that has marked some of its recent predecessors, the puns for which the Xanthian corpus is famous are as numerous and outrageous as ever. -- Roland Green (BookList, 10-01-2004, p318)
  • Panty puns and intermittently droll word-play drive veteran Anthony's 28th Xanth book (Cube Route , etc.), the first of a second magic trilogy within this popular fantasy series. Since the author always pays such close attention to what his readers want, newcomers shouldn't expect too much by way of a plot. Clio, Xanth's slim Muse of History, hates her body's lack of curves. Despite the practicality of jeans for outdoor activities, Clio wears skirts ("they were required of her gender and age"), which leads to such quips as: "There's nothing like new panties to make a man pant." When Clio discovers an undecipherable history she's apparently written, she goes for help to Good Magician Humfrey, who sends her on a wild quest for a magical red berry. Along the way, Clio must meet a number of amusing challenges, like restocking dragon-poor Xanth with 6,000 beasts from Dragon World by using a special expandable net. Together with her love interest, Sherlock of the Black Wave, Clio endures an abundance of puns supplied by fans, hundreds of whom Anthony acknowledges in an extended author's note. This is great fun for punsters—a Tor-ment for others. (Oct. 1) --Staff (Reviewed August 30, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 35, p37)
  • When Clio, the Muse of history, discovers that her latest book chronicling the events of Xanth is blurred and unreadable, she travels to the Good Magician Humfrey for advice and agrees to go on a quest to save the world's dragons from extinction. The prolific sf and fantasy author begins his 28th foray into the magical, pun-filled world of Xanth with his characteristic love of wordplay and broad humor. Fans of the series will want the latest addition. — Jackie Cassada (Reviewed October 15, 2004) (Library Journal, vol 129, issue 17, p52)
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134736
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Anthony, Piers
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
The Xanth series
Series volume
[#28]
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  • Xanth (Imaginary place)
  • Endangered species
  • Historiography
  • Historians
  • Dragons
Label
Currant events, Piers Anthony
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Publication
Note
  • Series numbering from t.p. verso CIP data. See also author's website, www.piers-anthony.com/xanth.html
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Control code
492540
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765304070
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004048039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765304070
  • (Sirsi) ADP-2089
Label
Currant events, Piers Anthony
Publication
Note
  • Series numbering from t.p. verso CIP data. See also author's website, www.piers-anthony.com/xanth.html
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
492540
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780765304070
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004048039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765304070
  • (Sirsi) ADP-2089

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