Pet Peeve

Pet Peeve

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A relentless horde of renegade robots has plunged the fate of Xanth in dire peril. All that stands between the enchanted land and destruction is a most unlikely hero, a moody, mild-mannered Goblin named Goody, who must summon all of his courage and determination to overcome this abominable army of automatons.
Brimming with heart-stopping adventure and heart-warming delight, overflowing with wicked wit and wanton wordplay, "Pet Peeve "is Piers Anthony in rare form, an exceptional new chapter in the continuing chronicles of Xanth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106.7 x 165.1 x 27.9mm | 136.08g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765343118
  • 9780765343116
  • 367,358

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Praise for recent Xanth novels:
"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." - "Booklist "on "Currant Events"
"Profusely punning his path through his 26th Xanth fantasy, the prolific Anthony focuses on a contest between Demon Jupiter and Demon Fornax, reviving to great effect the dueling demons theme from last year's "Swell Foop." Anthony's latest offering is certain to please fans." - "Publisher's Weekly" on "Up In A Heaval"
""Do you think the puns will ever run out?" a character asks early in Anthony's 26th funny Xanth adventure. "If they do, Xanth will dissolve into chaos... It is mostly made of puns," another character sagely replies. Diehard Xanth fans will rejoice at this fast-paced romp" -- "Publisher's Weekly" on "Swell Foop" ["Swell Foop" is] an entertaining, fast-paced adventure, full of puns suggested by the author's many fans. A great series for fantasy fans, along with Terry Pratchett's comedy/fantasy "Discworld" series." - "Library Journal" "The twenty-fifth book of Xanth deals with a matter of some gravity. Specifically, th
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About Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors and a "New York Times" bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world. In addition to his bestselling Xanth books, Anthony is the author of a series of historical fantasies called The Geodyssey, that makes the broad sweep of human history into very personal stories. Piers Anthony has a devoted fan following, and he daily receives hundreds of letters and emails from them. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.
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2,166 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 32% (685)
4 31% (676)
3 30% (643)
2 6% (135)
1 1% (27)
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