Our list of some of the best Piers Anthony books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Incarnations of Immortality Set (Books 1-7) 1983-1990; On a Pale Horse, Bearing an Hourglass, With a Tangled Skein, Weilding a Red Sword, Being a Green Mother, For Love of Evil, & And Eternity (1990)
- A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Book 1) (1987)
- On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1) (1986)
- Xanth Set (1970)
- Split Infinity (The Apprentice Adept, Book 1) (1987)
- Bearing an Hourglass (Panther Books) (1985)
- Fire Sail (The Xanth Novels) (2019)
- With A Tangled Skein Book Three: Incarnations Of Immortality (1987)
- Source of Magic (Xanth) (1987)
- And Eternity (Book Seven of Incarnations of Immortality) (1991)
- Bio of A Space Tyrant Volume 4: Executive (1985)
Incarnations of Immortality Set (Books 1-7) 1983-1990; On a Pale Horse, Bearing an Hourglass, With a Tangled Skein, Weilding a Red Sword, Being a Green Mother, For Love of Evil, & And Eternity (1990)
1 On a Pale Horse (1983), 2 Bearing an Hourglass (1984), 3 With a Tangled Skein (1985), 4 Wielding a Red Sword (1986), 5 Being a Green Mother (1987), 6 For Love of Evil (1988), & 7 And Eternity (1990). Incarnations uses its premise to ponder questions regarding the nature of life. As each character goes from a mortal life to the “office” of an Incarnation, they are forced to contemplate their actions on a daily basis.
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Book 1) (1987)
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. But the Good Magician Humfrey was convinced that Bink did indeed have magic.
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1) (1986)
Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully unfair. But then he found himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan.
Xanth Set (1970)
The Magic of Xanth Series by Piers Anthony is set in an enchanted land where magic rules – where every citizen has a special spell only he could cast. They also have the ability to throw curses at their enemies. The books have a playful tone and the stories are filled with puns.
Split Infinity (The Apprentice Adept, Book 1) (1987)
On the technological, decadent world of Proton, someone was trying to destroy Stile, serf and master Gamesman. His only escape lay through a mysterious “curtain” revealed by a loving robot. Beyond the curtain lay Phaze—a world totally ruled by magic. There, his first encounter was with an amulet that turned into a demon determined to choke him to death. And there, he soon learned, his alternate self had already been murdered by sorcery, and he was due to be the next victim.
Bearing an Hourglass (Panther Books) (1985)
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Fire Sail (The Xanth Novels) (2019)
Lydell, a shy, naive man of twenty-one, and world-weary grandmother Grania could not be more different. But when their paths cross on the way to beseech the Good Magician to add some excitement to their extraordinarily dull lives, the one thing they have in common is about to get them more than they bargained for . . .
With A Tangled Skein Book Three: Incarnations Of Immortality (1987)
Paperback Publisher: Grafton / HarperCollins (1987) ISBN-10: 0586062742 ISBN-13: 978-0586062746 ASIN: B002IEZI5S Package Dimensions: 7 x 4.3 x 1.2 inches Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,453,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #78793 in Epic Fantasy (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Source of Magic (Xanth) (1987)
As a 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 centaur and Crombie, the soldier transformed into a griffin, were harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them.
And Eternity (Book Seven of Incarnations of Immortality) (1991)
In Pursuit of the Ultimate GoodAfter an overwhelming succession of tragedies, life has finally, mercifully ended for Orlene, once-mortal daughter of Gaea.Joined in Afterlife by Jolie — her protector and the sometime consort of Satan himself — together they seek out a third: Vita, a very contemporary mortal with troubles, attractions,…
Bio of A Space Tyrant Volume 4: Executive (1985)
Paperback mass market sci-fi.
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What Fears Become: An Anthology from The Horror Zine
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Elizabeth Massie, Ronald Malfi, Bentley Little, Ramsey Campbell, Scott Nicholson, Joe R. Lansdale, Graham Masterton, Conrad Williams
ID: 732050, Publisher: Imajin Books, Year: 2011, Size: 930 Kb, Format: mobi
How precious was that while: an autobiography
Author(s): Anthony, Piers
ID: 2571636, Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates;Tor Books, Year: 2011, Size: 382 Kb, Format: epub
Knot Gneiss (Xanth, 34)
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ID: 817304, Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, Year: 2010, Size: 612 Kb, Format: mobi
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