A Spell for Chameleon By Piers Anthony
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled–where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. That is, except for Bink of North Village. He was sure he possessed no magic, and knew that if he didn’t find some soon, he would be exiled. According to the Good Magician Humfrey, the charts said that Bink was as powerful as the King or even the Evil Magician Trent. Unfortunately, no one could determine its form. Meanwhile, Bink was in despair. If he didn’t find his magic soon, he would be forced to leave….
I’ll be honest after reading the autobiography of Piers Anthony I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book. The only reason I even read it was I vaguely remember reading a Piers Anthony book in high school and liking it.
The first part of the book was colored by my dislike of the author but I eventually left that behind and began to enjoy the story. Bink, the hero, was a bit annoying at first, which just could have been my attitude, by the end of the book he had grown on me. The world was interesting and the characters were solid. I thought the ending was a bit weak, romance is definitely not his strong point, but I did like the conclusion. I look forward to reading more books in this series.