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Centaur Aisle - Piers Anthony

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Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: Piers Anthony / Edition: 1st Ballantine Books Ed / Mass Market Paperback / 304 Pages / Book is published 1993-05-07 by Ballantine Books Inc.

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      19.05.2010 11:48
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      Part of the xanth series

      Centaur Isle is the fourth book in the Xaneth series written by author Piers Anthony.
      For those not aware of the series Xaneth is a magical land where each of its inhabitants each has their own magical talent.
      Xaneth is currently ruled by a king named Trent who has the ability to transform anybody into any form he wishes. He is very diplomatic and will not resort to using his magic unless he really has too.

      Book four has a character named Dor who is coming of age and must learn all he can so that someday he will be a good king. Dor's character has grown on me a bit as he grows through adulthood. I have started to see the importance of his magical talent which is to talk to inanimate objects such as walls and they talk back to him. Because of this he is able to find any secrets hidden to him and he is able to find out the truth about events.
      The book also features a character named Irene who is Dor's love interest who has the ability to make plants grow bigger.She tries to help Dor when she can the other times she spends trying to annoy Dor.

      In the first book Dor was very young and did not really notice girls now he is going through that phase of life where he begins to notice girls and there attributes.
      Doris in a lot ways similar to me though I do not talk to the inanimate.He is not to self confident and does not always believe in himself.It has taken two books but Dor
      is starting to grow on me.

      I still do not understand what age group this is for it has some very child like characters and some very adult bits of story so if your going to get this book it is probably best suited for children in their late teens.
      Please note if you are going to read any of the books in the series you need to start at book one as each book continues where the last one left.The first book to look for is entitled A spell for Chameleon.


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