Editorial Reviews. From the Publisher. Piers Anthony [Xanth] — Piers Anthony redefined the Crewel Lye (Xanth Book 8) – Kindle edition by Piers Anthony. A knight of ghosts and shadows! Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now, spending his time with little five-year-old Ivy and watching his own past unfold. Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn is the eighth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

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Now, if he only can remember how he was killed, he’ll be able to reassemble his body. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe.

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lyee That’s a load off. He also ends up trying to bring back an object to decide who will frewel the next King of Xanth. Though he was setting up future novels even back in Dragonit’s obvious that he has a plan for several future novels in the series from the hints he drops in this one.

He shifted from writing in pencil to writing on the computer, and Golem in the Gears was his first novel created on the machine; naturally, the computer found its way into Xanth.

Oct 22, Athimar rated it really liked it. I did not name my son after This was even better than I remembered. But here, a couple of the Xanth kids decide to employ magic to bring back Jordan, and while they are waiting for the magic to work he tells them the story of his life. Not only did Jordan have to teach her to use her powers more effectively even though she was the one who’d lived with them her whole life, but when he took over her body because of a magical switch, there were loads of offensive representations.


The best parts of this book occur when either characters are being coy with each other or when sexual attraction is not part of the narrative at all. It was hardly the proper ending for a gallant adventure! Especially since magical talents are discovered, not handed down written out with their limitations spelled out. Mainly because there was a lot of summarizing of events prior to the story at hand to provide the background, which is necessary but can get dull.

Ivy becomes very excited cresel Jordan wants to tell her his tale of adventure. He had been betrayed with a cruel lie by lyee wily magicians and the woman he loved.

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That was important, because Jordan’s talent had been to recover form almost any injury, provided enough of his body could be assembled to grow together again. She kills him and scatters in remains in different spots.

Oct 30, Andy rated it really liked it. Used book in good condition. Although once he had been the most valorus of knights–that is, until he was betrayed by two wily magicians and the woman he loves. Retrieved from ” https: Apr 22, Swankivy rated it did not like it. Anyway, old Threnody is eventually shown to supposedly betray Jordan by burying all the pieces of his body too far apart from each other for him to regenerate.

One thing about Anthony, he has a very complicated history and genealogy of Xanth and its characters and you have to appreciate how he always finds ways to creqel them from book to book. Other than a page split pp. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.

That was important, because Jordan’s talent had been to recover from almost any injury, provided enough of his body could be assembled to grow together again. Used book in very good condition.


A happy ending to a cruel lie. I was only disheartened to not know more of her parentage.

Jordan’s character is a hoot. Humor, romance, and adventure all rolled in one book. We follow his story through the Tapestry, as he first wanders aimlessly in the quest for adventure, and finally is given the quest of retrieving an object to determine who will rule after the aging King.

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The writing vacillates between heavy-handed condescending to extended analysis of magic, science, and the application of the rules of Xanth. People have suggested that there are further hints as to where he is going with the series, and it is interesting how he does it.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions But once he had been a valorous knight, riding his ghost horse Pook on a fabulous and dangerous mission. It is an irony utilized through the novel yet never called out – making it perfect! Then I had to change my mind completely about the story, only to have the last chapter curve ball me again.

Five star seller – Buy with confidence! A knight of ghosts and shadows! This book answers a question which many readers posed after reading Book 3, Castle Roogna.

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