Xanth is a series of fantasy novels by American novelist Piers Anthony. The humans in Xanth all have a magical ability (called a “talent”). Almost all abilities are exclusive to a human character and are not shared with any others. In addition to the humans, the world is populated by centaurs, demons, dragons, fauns, gargoyles, goblins, golems, harpies, merfolk, naga, nymphs, ogres, zombies, curse fiends and other creatures.

The Xanth series began in 1977 with the novel A Spell for Chameleon. The series was originally planned as a trilogy, but with the success of the first three books, the series was expanded to nine… and then eventually became open-ended. Most of the novel titles are puns, such as Crewel Lye and Stork Naked. Below is a list of Piers Anthony’s Xanth books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Xanth Books


A Spell for Chameleon(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Source of Magic(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle Roogna(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Centaur Aisle(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ogre, Ogre(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Mare(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon on a Pedestal(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crewel Lye: A Caustin Yarn(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golem in the Gears(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vale of the Vole(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heaven Cent(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man from Mundania(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Isle of View(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Question Quest(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Color of Her Panties(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demons Don't Dream(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harpy Thyme(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Geis of the Gargoyle(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roc and a Hard Place(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yon Ill Wind(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faun & Games(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zombie Lover(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Xone of Contention(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dastard(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swell Foop(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Up in a Heaval(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cube Route(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Currant Events(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pet Peeve(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stork Naked(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Air Apparent(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two to the Fifth(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jumper Cable(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knot Gneiss(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Well-Tempered Clavicle(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Luck of the Draw(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Esrever Doom(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Board Stiff(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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