Knot Gneiss



[KINDLE] ❆ Knot Gneiss ❤ Piers Anthony – E17streets4all.co.uk Wenda Woodwife expected to live Happily Ever After once a magical spell turned her carved wooden body into lovely human form and won her the heart of the dashing Prince Charming But now Wenda finds he Wenda Woodwife expected to live Happily Ever After once a magical spell turned her carved wooden body into lovely human form and won her the heart of the dashing Prince Charming But now Wenda finds herself cross and confused, beset by emotional upheavals that are driving her beloved awayWhen she seeks a solution from the Good Magician Humfrey, he refuses, asking her instead to volunteer for an arduous assignment that has little chance of success For in the depths of the Gap Chasm, a gigantic Knot of reverse wood has become petrified, transforming it into a beacon of terror that no one dares approach If Wenda s own magical mastery of wood cannot neutralize the Knot s powers, nothing canAs she travels toward the source of the danger, she gathers about her a company of remarkable allies, each with their own special talents, and their own personal crises Meryl Mermaid is a winged creature who despairs of ever finding a proper mate Wenda s old friend Jumper, a giant spider who can assume human form, is struggling to find happiness with the Demoness Eris The brave Prince Hilarion is searching for his vanished soul mate Angela Angel was exiled from Heaven for tasting forbidden love And the kindly Princess Ida has begun to wonder if she has grown too old to ever find true romanceThe path to the object of their quest is filled with myriad mysterious obstacles, including a Reverse World where everything changes into its opposite, a perplexing invisible maze that confound one s deepest wishes, and even an armada of bug eyed space aliens Wenda and her Companions find themselves transformed, in body, mind, and spirit, and begin to realize that the solution to the problem, and their hearts desires, may be far closer than they have suspected.Knot Gneiss

Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six After graduating with a BA from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full timePiers is a self proclaimed environmentalist and lives on a tree farm in Florida with his wife They have two grown daughterstp uscmillan author piersa.

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  • Hardcover
  • 303 pages
  • Knot Gneiss
  • Piers Anthony
  • English
  • 21 August 2017
  • 0765323524

10 thoughts on “Knot Gneiss

  1. says:

    I like the older,innocent Xanth books .

  2. says:

    4 Stars Knot Gneiss is the thirty fourth book in the Xanth series by Piers Anthony Wenda Woodwife s happily ever after dreams are crumbling before her eyes She is desperate for Magician Humfrey to help her But he has worrisome developments that need urgent attention, and so Wanda finds herself on a quest to Gap Chasm and a Knot of petrified wood that has transformed into a beacon of terror She will need to find a way to neutralize the power before it s too late Gathering an odd group of com 4 Stars Knot Gneiss is the thirty fourth book in the Xanth series by Piers Anthony Wenda Woodwife s happily ever after dreams are crumbling before her eyes She is desperate for Magician Humfrey to help her But he has worrisome developments that need urgent attention, and so Wanda finds herself on a quest to Gap Chasm and a Knot of petrified wood that has transformed into a beacon of terror She will need to find a way to neutralize the power before it s too late Gathering an odd group of companions along the way, we catch up with Jumper the spider again as the quest takes off The Xanthe Series is quite a really long series that has spanned many decades I remember reading the first few books back in the very early 1980 s and was totally captivated by the epic fantasy that unfolded before my eyes I collected all the books as each new one was released and have revisited them a few times over the years I can honestly say that although these books didn t blow me away as they did the first couple of times I read them I still really enjoyed all the adventure, magic, swords sorcery like, epic fantasy that Mr Anthony is renowned for He has imbued his stories with plenty of humour, a playfulness, lots of fun, action, some history, conspiracies, secrets, surprising developments, and much, muchWe meet so many varied and original characters along the way the books are full of wonderful fictional beasts and paranormal creatures From centaurs, to demons, dragons, fauns, gargoyles, goblins, golems, harpies, merfolk, elves, nymphs, ogres, zombies, and curse fiends and a fewI am sure have slipped my mind.The world of Xanthe is wonderfully rich and vividly descriptive It is really well written and is so easy to imagine, it came to life before my eyes Each person in Xanthe is born with their own unique magical ability, which is called a talent We follow along on many epic adventures and explore the world as the story unfolds I have many fond memories of reading this book series and it s definitely a series that s worth exploring especially for any epic fantasy lover who loves some fun and humour served with their adventure.Thank you, Mr Anthony

  3. says:

    It was painful reading this book So why did I read it Well, its the 34th book in the series Maybe I suffer from OCD, but I feel compelled to finish the series Unfortunately, it just keeps going I really enjoyed the first 20 or so books in the series, although now I can t really remember why Either the books have gotten progressively worse or I have just gotten tired of the formula especially the puns This installment was especially bad in this regard since the characters keep going ba It was painful reading this book So why did I read it Well, its the 34th book in the series Maybe I suffer from OCD, but I feel compelled to finish the series Unfortunately, it just keeps going I really enjoyed the first 20 or so books in the series, although now I can t really remember why Either the books have gotten progressively worse or I have just gotten tired of the formula especially the puns This installment was especially bad in this regard since the characters keep going back to the comic strip, where the author gleefully punishes the reader with the awkward and pointless insertion of his worse puns One good thing about it, though, it gives me incentive to work on my reading speed I hear Piers Anthony has yet another Xanth book out Perhaps alcohol will help me through it

  4. says:

    Memories are what makes us what we are I read this before Jumper Cable on accident, so I was kind of confused for a while as to who all of the characters were and what they were talking about, so that kind of took me out of the story for a while But once I understood everything, it read just like your typical Xanth novel.Adventure, puns, romance, quests,puns, and some lessons learned.

  5. says:

    The Xanth books by Piers Anthony were one of the first SciFi Fantasy series I ever read I love puns so I have always enjoyed them Upon re reading them I can see that they have some weaknesses but overall they stand the test of time They are a fun and fast read that keeps me amused without any deep thinking required.

  6. says:

    34, Amazing Great, as usual I cannot even think of a part I did not like I was distracted bye otherunimportant things that took my time and sometimes had a bit of trouble getting back to my Xanth persona , but nevertheless I loved it.

  7. says:

    Actually, I liked enough parts in it to merit a 4 star rating Someone once accused him of having no imagination, or not as much of one as SHE thinks SHE has, but I can tell you from reading this book and one other that she couldn t bewrong if they called her by that name wrong More wrong than anyone I ve ever seen.It s pretty damn hard for me to read his books with an eye toward rating them, b c I know him How are you going to feel comfortable rating a friend I don t know, that s why I Actually, I liked enough parts in it to merit a 4 star rating Someone once accused him of having no imagination, or not as much of one as SHE thinks SHE has, but I can tell you from reading this book and one other that she couldn t bewrong if they called her by that name wrong More wrong than anyone I ve ever seen.It s pretty damn hard for me to read his books with an eye toward rating them, b c I know him How are you going to feel comfortable rating a friend I don t know, that s why I have a hard time doing so.And knowing the person does change how you view his writing, b c you re aware of things about him that regular readers don t know.But even if I were in solid fan status, I d still think his books are good I started out as a fan and I m stillthat than I am friend.But I also know things about him that other people don t They re not bad things, just information that changes the way I think A little anyway

  8. says:

    The 34th of the series why did I stop reading this series 20 or so books ago I seem to remember the books went down in quality but this one was fresh and funny Xanth itself has always been great fun in the books the Gap Chasm, Stanley Steamer the Dragon, the talents, the dread of Mundania I like recognizing the Florida geography in Xanth as well Wenda Woodwife, this book s heroine, is an especially good creation The main characters are likeable all work together for the common good and The 34th of the series why did I stop reading this series 20 or so books ago I seem to remember the books went down in quality but this one was fresh and funny Xanth itself has always been great fun in the books the Gap Chasm, Stanley Steamer the Dragon, the talents, the dread of Mundania I like recognizing the Florida geography in Xanth as well Wenda Woodwife, this book s heroine, is an especially good creation The main characters are likeable all work together for the common good and everything ends well In between, there s lots of quick action, a little bit of philosophizing and good puns I m going to work my way backward through this series but maybe Xanth is best done in small doses I ll wait a while before starting another one

  9. says:

    At the beginning, I was annoyed by the protagonist It s what the other characters called innocence , and what I perceived as cluelessness But she got some character development by the end, becoming a leader I warmed up to her The author seems like he confused himself with the wood speak There were times where Wenda actually did say wood even though she was supposedly affected by the spell and couldn t say that, but had to say would And Prince Hillarion called her a woodwife before t At the beginning, I was annoyed by the protagonist It s what the other characters called innocence , and what I perceived as cluelessness But she got some character development by the end, becoming a leader I warmed up to her The author seems like he confused himself with the wood speak There were times where Wenda actually did say wood even though she was supposedly affected by the spell and couldn t say that, but had to say would And Prince Hillarion called her a woodwife before they were introduced he couldn t know she was a woodwife since she looked like a woman.It took far too long for Princess Ida and Prince Hillarion to figure out who their ideal man woman was Quick, fun read again Maybe a touch disappointing

  10. says:

    I used to live the Xanth series Then I kind of lost track of it for a decade or two, but when I spotted this one in the new book shelf at the library, I grabbed it eagerly This one irritated me on so many levels, and I m not sure if it s me who outgrew the books or if the series has really gotten worse as it grew Too much emphasis on sex, and not even good sex Seven minutes start to finish, with the women not particularly involved is off putting to say the least I do always enjoy Anthony s I used to live the Xanth series Then I kind of lost track of it for a decade or two, but when I spotted this one in the new book shelf at the library, I grabbed it eagerly This one irritated me on so many levels, and I m not sure if it s me who outgrew the books or if the series has really gotten worse as it grew Too much emphasis on sex, and not even good sex Seven minutes start to finish, with the women not particularly involved is off putting to say the least I do always enjoy Anthony s author s notes And I hope the improvements in the stock market DO mean his health has improved May they both flourish

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