Board Stiff: Xanth #38
by Piers Anthony
This book is written for fans. If you have read all of the Xanth books and can’t wait for this one to come out, then you will gobble it up. It has all of the things that you are looking for. It may even use a few of the puns that you sent in. You may even find your name in the credits at the end. But for most of the rest of the known universe, you can skip this book. Not that it is bad, just that it is a very specific type of book. It’s a somewhat humorous fantasy. Diskworld and Xanth are two very similar series’, and they both are not quite my cup of tea. I want so badly to really love them and bask in the gags and puns that abound, but no matter how many times I try, I just keep getting left flat.
I give this book 3 Stars out of 5 and only recommend it to fans. The rest of you … look somewhere else.
I received this Digital Review Copy for free from edelweiss.com.
Release date: January 6, 2014
Be careful what you wish for…
“I’m actually a smart girl who would make any man an excellent wife. But no man sees that. No man is interested in my mind or personality, just my whatevers. So here is my wish: I’m board stiff. I want Adventure, Excitement, and Romance.”
So begins Piers Anthony’s 38th Xanth novel, in which Irrelevant Candy, looks at her reflection in the water of the shallow well and sees luxuriant midnight black hair to her breathtakingly slender waist, matching dark eyes in a lovely face. A torso coming yea-close to absolute perfection. She was man’s desire. That was part of the problem.
And in the shallow magic of a wishing well, she asks her wish to be granted. Something happens. A sudden whirlwind surrounds her, lifting her up and ripping off her clothing. She is changing, somehow. Then she falls flat on the ground.
Literally. She has been transformed into a flat, stiff board with two knotholes for eyes.
Series: Xanth (Book 38)
Hardcover: 282 pages
Publisher: Premier Publishing (January 6, 2014)
About the Author
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, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans.In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.
The book description is from Amazon. Board Stiff: Xanth #38