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by Piers Anthony

eBook Stork Naked (Xanth, No. 30) download ISBN: 0765343126
Author: Piers Anthony
Publisher: Tor Fantasy; 1st edition (October 2, 2007)
Language: English
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The Xanth books constitute Anthony's longest and most successful series.

The Xanth books constitute Anthony's longest and most successful series. They are intended to be kind-spirited, fun reading, a series of wondrous beasts and beings, and most of all, an endless succession of outrageous puns ―Lee Killough, Wichita Eagle. 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 lives in Inverness, Florida.

Tor books by piers anthony. People summoned storks freely and no one cared. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. This book is printed on acid-free paper. Children knew all about it, and watched when they wanted to. That was how they learned how to do it.

Xanth Stork Naked, by Piers Anthony. Surprise Golem gets the shock of her life when her baby is delivered, but the stork flies off with the baby because of a technicality. She immediately decides to see the Good Magician, to find out how to get her baby back. Stork Naked" is no different. It was fun and naughty and crazy, with some bigger themes wrapped up in the zaniness. It was the perfect eave-the-couch book.

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Xanth (Volume 30). Piers Anthony. No, it's just too small to manage a better color," Monica said. Praise for Stork Naked. The Xanth books constitute Anthony's longest and most successful series.

Xanth (Volume 30). Children!" Surprise exclaimed. Piers Anthony is one of the world's most popular fantasy authors and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over.

She knew this was the right reality; there were no others that qualified. She would have her baby at last. She would have her baby at last ared that more were coming. Her baby had been lost for two days now, and might be that much harder to recover. After all, how would she react if she got her baby delivered, then had someone show up on her doorstep demanding that she give it back? That was a quite relevant question, because it would be herself on the other side, reacting exactly as she would

A Tom Doherty Associates book. Surprise Golem has just lost her brand-new baby

A Tom Doherty Associates book. Surprise Golem has just lost her brand-new baby. The stork assigned to deliver her eagerly awaited bundle of joy has inexplicably refused to surrender it, flying off instead through a hole in the fabric of reality. Now, to track down her offsprint, Surprise must lead an ill-assorted assemblage of confederates on a desperate quest through dozens of different Xanths.

Book in the Xanth Series). Piers Anthony's Xanth series continues to entertain like no other fantasy/comedy books in existence. Piers Anthony- Just gets better with age. By Thriftbooks. com User, March 12, 2008. They are intended to be kind-spirited, fun reading, a series of wondrous beasts and beings, and most of all, an endless succession of outrageous puns" -Lee Killough, Wichita Eagle show more. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world.

Surprise Golem has just lost her brand-new baby. The Stork assigned to deliver her eagerly awaited Bundle of Joy has inexplicably refused to surrender it, flying off instead through a hole in the fabric of reality.

Now, to track down her offspring, Surprise must lead an ill-assorted assemblage of confederates on a desperate quest through dozens of different Xanths. But sinister, unseen forces are determined to stop her. And in order to find her child, Surprise may have to lose her heart.

Startling, stimulating, stirring, and surprising, Piers Anthony's Stork Naked is a rollicking and revealing new fantasy adventure lusciously laced with dozens of dangers and delights, lovingly fashioned with all of Piers Anthony's celebrated storytelling skills.

Comments: (7)
fightnight
SPOILERS

The story started with promise. The peeve and demon children were delightfully mischievous, the loss of Surprise's baby heart-wrenching, and Humphrey's attempts to dissuade Surprise from pursuing her child ominous. Then came the complication of the love elixir between two married characters. This could have been handled as a small, perhaps even humorous sub-plot, but it quickly developed into a major ethical dilemma that dominates the first half of the book. In another book, in another genre, this exploration of the inner conflicts surrounding illicit attraction might be compelling, but this is Xanth, a fantasy land of humor and bad puns. A serious contemplation of adultery, even if induced by elixir, does not belong here. Half way through the book, we learn why this is even an issue, but it still is out of place in this series. Even when Bink fell in love with Jewel in Source of Magic, there was no real possibility of anything happening between her initial rebuff, distractions, and Bink's own honorable nature. The victims here, on the other hand, do decide at one point to consummate their passion, but are interrupted several times before getting started. They give up trying, leaving them both disappointed and relieved at once. Left open was the possibility that they might try again later on. Neither remembers the plan to use Surprise's talent to nullify the elixir. Considering how unhappy they were with their predicament, this would have been the solution.

Once we learn at the halfway mark what is really going on in this book, the focus shifts from the moral conundrum to Surprise's baby and the story finally becomes interesting. Unfortunately, we get sidetracked with travels that don't relate to the plot before getting to the climax. The last three chapters are arguably the best in this novel, as we see the protagonists struggle to outwit and defeat the villain, but the ending is dissatisfying. The elixir is not nullified, so the pair return to their homes still loving each other and suffering the disappointment of unfulfilled desire. They may not even be in the right reality, which brings up the question of how this version of Xanth differs from the one we know. Will we see changes in characters and circumstances in future novels as a result?

Some might look at the love-elixir predicament as a test of character. The couple remained true to their convictions, not to mention their spouses, but the whole issue of adultery ill-befits the Xanth series and left this reader uncomfortable, especially since the pair's feelings for each other were left intact. This was just too heavy a subject to broach and then leave unresolved.
Nafyn
I like the Xanth books overall, but the series has been a bit uneven at times. Some of the stories are downright brilliant, and others - like this one - are mediocre at best. The author's notes at the end mention 4 hurricanes and a week-long power outage during the writing of this novel. It shows. I really felt like the author just phoned this one in.

From the beginning, I had a hard time with this story. I just kept finding myself not really caring that much about the characters or the resolution of the story. I finally rushed through it, skipping the abundance of pun-ishment (One or two puns at a time are amusing, but page after endless page of wordplay gets tiring.)

There were moments of brilliance, don't get me wrong, but I felt like much of the novel was just filler, giving us peeks in to the "could have beens" of alternate Xanths without really giving us much reason to care about them.

On the whole, I'd say that if you're a die-hard Xanth fan, this one is worth putting on the bookshelf, but I think I'd wait for it to hit the bargain bin first.
Malogamand
I really like how puns are used by the Author, "Piers Anthony". I love this series so much, I have purchased all the books of this series, as I have of, "Incarnations of Immortality". The Incarnations of Immortality" is the first book of that series, as of "Bearing an hourglass", "With a tangled skein", "Wielding a red sword", "Being a green mother. If you are into fantasy, and reading of literal puns, you should love this book.
Anaginn
I found this book to drag on and on and rely heavily on the two main characters wanting to sleep with each other. That's a pretty weak story line. I mean, what happened to Surprise's ability to reverse the love spring's effects? I felt fairly lost in this book and at the end, when they (poorly) decide which home to go back to, I'd definitely had more than enough. I love the Xanth series and have read (at least) the first 25 books twice, and everything since, once. Hopefully this is the only strong exception to a great series. The last books have unfortunately gotten a bit weak and the story lines have become quite a stretch.
Maucage
A Xanth Novel, if you read these books you know what excitement it entails. Piers' books are wonderful and though the Xanth series is not my favorite, but it is still one of the greatest Author's nice books.
JoJogar
Great reading and a lot more explinations that were very helpful in understanding Xanth, but about a quarter of it could have been edited. This one I think Mr. Jacobs allowed his fans to run the book for a goodly portion. Where suggestions fit, use them, but don't drag the story on just to use them up. Still and all, great escapism. I am disabled, so can finish a book in one to three days and I still hunger for more. Thank you Mr. Anthony
Malien
Great!
Love this series and had been looking a long time to finish it. Book is in great condition! Thanks again!