Vale of the Vole
Xanth, home to centaurs, Gorgons, ogres and the like, is a magic land where the Good Magician Humfrey has Answers for everyone, if only they can figure out their Questions.
Now trouble is brewing in Xanth, and three young folk are after Humfrey's Answers. Esk, son of Tandy the nymph and Smash the ogre, must find a way to evict a demoness from his private hideout. Chex, the winged centaur, can't quite figure out how to fly. And Volney the vole is desperate to stop demons from ruining his neighborhood.
But at Humfrey's castle, they find a worse problem still – the Good Magician and his family have disappeared without a trace!
Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born 1934) is an English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. He is most famous for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth.
Many of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. He has claimed that one of his greatest achievements has been to publish a book for every letter of the alphabet, from Anthonology to Zombie Lover.
Enter the world of Xanth, where every citizen has their own unique Talent - or magical ability - and centaurs, demons and dragons abound. Piers Anthony’s Xanth books are among the most loved series in fantasy, with millions of copies purchased around the world.
Xanth consists of forty-seven works, and the series is set to expand with the upcoming release of one more book. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Related series Xanth (omnibus editions)