Zombie Lover by Piers Anthony
(Xanth, No. 22)

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Piers Anthony's tales of the magical land of Xanth are among the most popular fantasies ever written, with more than 20 titles on The New York Times bestseller list and millions of devoted fans around the world.Zombie Lover, Anthony's newest Xanth adventure, is the thrilling tale of Brianna, a beautiful, brassy young black girl with a distressing dilemma. She has unwittingly attracted the affections of King Xeth, ruler of Xanth's Zombies, who yearns to make her Queen of the Undead!Her quest to preserve her innocence; and escape a fate that is literally worse than death; leads from the regions of Madness to the evanescent Isle of Women, which is ruled by voracious vamps, and on to Xanth's myriad worlds of maybe orbiting Queen Ida's head. And it brings the return of many familiar Xanth characters, including King Dor, Prince Dolph, Bink and Chameleon, and Justin Tree, who becomes her spirit guide on this oddest of odysseys.Packed with perils, puzzles and piles of puns, Zombie Lover provides much macabre merriment for Xanth's many fans.
 

About Piers Anthony

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New York Times-bestselling author Piers Anthony has written over one hundred books. His first fantasy, "A Spell for Chameleon, " won the August Derleth Fantasy Award for best novel in 1977, and commenced his acclaimed Xanth series.
 
Published September 15, 1998 by Tor Books. 304 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Here, young, green-eyed, dark-skinned, beautiful Breanna of the Black Wave, with her safety spell and her talent for seeing in the dark, must somehow repel the unwelcome attentions of Xeth, King of the Zombies, after she accidentally takes a nap in his Pavilion of Love, thereby incurring an oblig...

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A brassy 15-year-old, Breanna, stars in this cheeky new installment in Anthony's popular series about Xanth (Faun & Games, 1997, etc.), a quirky magical realm where everything is taken literally.

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