Xanth Reading Order

What’s on the Xanth Reading Order?


The Xanth reading order takes all of the Xanth books, by Piers Anthony, and places them in chronological order. Thankfully, despite the fact that there are over 40 books in the series, the timeline is relatively simple.

All of the books were written in order, and there are no tie-in short stories or other works of media. That makes our job a lot easier. Regardless, it can be hard to know where to start with the number of Xanth books out there, so we hope that this timeline helps you grasp everything you need.

#Series:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
1XanthBuyA Spell for ChameleonNovelPiers Anthony1977
2XanthBuyThe Source of MagicNovelPiers Anthony1979
3XanthBuyCastle RoognaNovelPiers Anthony1979
4XanthBuyCentaur AisleNovelPiers Anthony1982
5XanthBuyOgre, OgreNovelPiers Anthony1982
6XanthBuyNight MareNovelPiers Anthony1983
7XanthBuyDragon on a PedestalNovelPiers Anthony1984
8XanthBuyCrewel Lye: A Caustic YarnNovelPiers Anthony1984
9XanthBuyGolem in the GearsNovelPiers Anthony1986
10XanthBuyVale of the VoleNovelPiers Anthony1987
11XanthBuyHeaven CentNovelPiers Anthony1988
12XanthBuyMan from MundaniaNovelPiers Anthony1989
13XanthBuyIsle of ViewNovelPiers Anthony1990
14XanthBuyQuestion QuestNovelPiers Anthony1991
15XanthBuyThe Color of Her PantiesNovelPiers Anthony1992
16XanthBuyDemons Don't DreamNovelPiers Anthony1993
17XanthBuyHarpy ThymeNovelPiers Anthony1993
18XanthBuyGeis of the GargoyleNovelPiers Anthony1994
19XanthBuyRoc and a Hard PlaceNovelPiers Anthony1995
20XanthBuyYon Ill WindNovelPiers Anthony1996
21XanthBuyFaun & GamesNovelPiers Anthony1997
22XanthBuyZombie LoverNovelPiers Anthony1998
23XanthBuyXone of ContentionNovelPiers Anthony1999
24XanthBuyThe DastardNovelPiers Anthony2000
25XanthBuySwell FoopNovelPiers Anthony2001
26XanthBuyUp in a HeavalNovelPiers Anthony2002
27XanthBuyCube RouteNovelPiers Anthony2003
28XanthBuyCurrant EventsNovelPiers Anthony2004
29XanthBuyPet PeeveNovelPiers Anthony2005
30XanthBuyStork NakedNovelPiers Anthony2006
31XanthBuyAir ApparentNovelPiers Anthony2007
32XanthBuyTwo to the FifthNovelPiers Anthony208
33XanthBuyJumper CableNovelPiers Anthony2009
34XanthBuyKnot GneissNovelPiers Anthony2010
35XanthBuyWell-Tempered ClavicleNovelPiers Anthony2011
36XanthBuyLuck of the DrawNovelPiers Anthony2012
37XanthBuyEsrever DoomNovelPiers Anthony2013
38XanthBuyBoard StiffNovelPiers Anthony2013
39XanthBuyFive PortraitsNovelPiers Anthony2014
40XanthBuyIsis OrbNovelPiers Anthony2016
41XanthBuyGhost Writer in the SkyNovelPiers Anthony2016

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