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Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Piers Anthony books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. 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)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & Ranked1 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. Each Incarnation may use their office, within limits, as they see fit. This system humanizes what would otherwise be impersonal forces, leading to both extensive considerations of the effects of the…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

2. A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Book 1) (1987)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedXanth 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. In fact, both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insisted that Bink had magic. Magic as powerful as any possessed by the King or by Good Magician Humfrey—or even by the Evil…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

3. On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1) (1986)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedShooting 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. Already the prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved.He could see only one possible…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

4. Xanth Set (1970)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedThe 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. The nine books in this series are: A Spell for Chameleon, The Source of Magic, Castle Roogna, Centaur Aisle, Ogre Ogre, Night Mare, Dragon on a Pedestal, Crewel Lye & Golem in the Gears….
Author(s): Piers Anthony

5. Split Infinity (The Apprentice Adept, Book 1) (1987)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedOn 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. “Know thyself!” the infallible Oracle told him. But first he must save himself as he shuttled…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

6. Bearing an Hourglass (Panther Books) (1985)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & Ranked1st edition 1st printing paperback, vg++ In stock shipped from our UK warehouse…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

7. Fire Sail (The Xanth Novels) (2019)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & Ranked  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 . . .   Lydell and Grania’s exceptional integrity makes them valuable to the Good Magician. He promises to fulfill their hearts’ desires on the condition they pilot a fireboat to its new proprietors,…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

8. With A Tangled Skein Book Three: Incarnations Of Immortality (1987)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback 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?…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

9. Source of Magic (Xanth) (1987)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedAs 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. Even the power of Good Magician Humfrey, together with Bink’s protective talent, scarcely saved their lives.Then when Humfrey and Crombie turned against him, all seemed lost. But…
Author(s): Piers Anthony

10. And Eternity (Book Seven of Incarnations of Immortality) (1991)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedIn 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, and an unsettling moral code uniquely her own.An extraordinary triumvirate, they embark on a great quest to reawaken the Incarnation of Good in a world where evil reigns — facing challenges that will test the very fiber…
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Piers A Jacob

11. Bio of A Space Tyrant Volume 4: Executive (1985)

 Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback mass market sci-fi….
Author(s): Piers Anthony

Best Piers Anthony Books Reviewed & Ranked

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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

Two the Fifth (Xanth, No. 32)

Author(s): Piers Anthony
ID: 511514, Publisher: Tor Fantasy, Year: 2009, Size: 295 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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