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Ghost Writer in the Sky
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Ghost Writer in the Sky
Xanth Series, Book 41
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Two Ordinary People from Mundania travel to Xanth to defeat a rogue Night Colt in the latest in a beloved series from bestselling author Piers Anthony.
The Night Colt has one ambition: to deliver dreams to the deserving. Unfortunately, only Night Mares can take on this task, and the Colt has no hope of leading his own herd if he can't get any practice. . . . So he's struck a deal with a Mundane. During the hours when the Night Mares rest—dusk and dawn—the duo plants stories in the air, compelling the people of Xanth to enact them—whether they want to or not. Unwilling to participate in these fantasies, the princesses of Xanth, Dawn and Eve, come up with a plan to fight the menacing pair, but they'll need the help of two unlikely heroes to succeed.
In Mundania, a mysterious painting entrances Ordinary People Tartan and Tara. But why do they each see something different when they look at it? They quickly learn that it's not a painting after all, but a portal to a magical world. With nothing to lose, they climb through the portal into Xanth and are met with a plea to help stop the Night Colt and his ghost writer.
Tartan and Tara don't hesitate to join the quest to save Xanth from the ultimate pun-tastrophe. Together with their new friends, they'll begin a journey full of magic and romance—and, of course, puns—that will lead them to a long-lost prince, a beautiful dragoness, the goddess Isis, and a demon named Ted.
With rip-roaring humor and nonstop adventure, the newest addition to Piers Anthony's popular Xanth series is sure to enchant fans of epic fantasy.
Ghost Writer in the Sky is the 41st book in the Xanth series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Two Ordinary People from Mundania travel to Xanth to defeat a rogue Night Colt in the latest in a beloved series from bestselling author Piers Anthony.
The Night Colt has one ambition: to deliver dreams to the deserving. Unfortunately, only Night Mares can take on this task, and the Colt has no hope of leading his own herd if he can't get any practice. . . . So he's struck a deal with a Mundane. During the hours when the Night Mares rest—dusk and dawn—the duo plants stories in the air, compelling the people of Xanth to enact them—whether they want to or not. Unwilling to participate in these fantasies, the princesses of Xanth, Dawn and Eve, come up with a plan to fight the menacing pair, but they'll need the help of two unlikely heroes to succeed.
In Mundania, a mysterious painting entrances Ordinary People Tartan and Tara. But why do they each see something different when they look at it? They quickly learn that it's not a painting after all, but a portal to a magical world. With nothing to lose, they climb through the portal into Xanth and are met with a plea to help stop the Night Colt and his ghost writer.
Tartan and Tara don't hesitate to join the quest to save Xanth from the ultimate pun-tastrophe. Together with their new friends, they'll begin a journey full of magic and romance—and, of course, puns—that will lead them to a long-lost prince, a beautiful dragoness, the goddess Isis, and a demon named Ted.
With rip-roaring humor and nonstop adventure, the newest addition to Piers Anthony's popular Xanth series is sure to enchant fans of epic fantasy.
Ghost Writer in the Sky is the 41st book in the Xanth series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

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  • Piers Anthony has written dozens of bestselling science fiction and fantasy novels. Perhaps best known for his long-running Magic of Xanth series, many of which are New York Times bestsellers, he has also had great success with the Incarnations of Immortality series and the Cluster series, as well as Bio of a Space Tyrant and others. Much more information about Piers Anthony can be found at www.HiPiers.com.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 20, 2017
    Anthony’s 41st Xanth novel is aimless, juvenile, and degrading. A new villain has appeared in the magical land of Xanth, where puns abound. This “Ghost Writer in the Sky” is in fact a hack author from Mundania (aka our world) who is testing his ideas for perverse fairy tales on the unsuspecting denizens of Xanth. When they summon help from Mundania, they get Tartan and Tara, spirit persons who must inhabit hosts from Xanth in order to have any agency. Tartan, Tara, and their hosts meet up with others as the quest pinballs randomly from one fairly nonsensical location to another. What most interest all of the male characters are the physical attributes of all of the female characters. A major plot device is that, in Xanth, the sight of a woman’s panties can “freak out” a man, leaving him momentarily dazed. Sex abounds (offstage), and even the declared asexual and aromantic character is willing to let the spirit of Isis possess her occasionally so her male companion can have sex with her. Disappointing. Agent: Joel Gotler, IPG.

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