Xanth is magical...apparently.

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by Solid Snake, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. So did you guys know Xanth is magical? Apparently? @Xanth


    "The name Xanth is in itself an unintentional pun, which matches the playful tone of the books.[1] Anthony has said that the coincidence of the word Xanth sounding like a portion of his name ("Pier-XANTH-Ony") was unintentional, and in fact he only realized this years after the series was created.

    Anthony commonly states that he originally intended for Xanth to be a trilogy, and after the wild success of the first three books decided to expand the series to nine books. An extremely devoted fan base persuaded the author to continue writing the series, which is now open-ended. He has since declared, in the Author's Notes of Cube Route, that this 27th book ended the first "magical trilogy" and that he was beginning a new one with the 28th, punning on the fact that 27 is the third power of three, i.e. three cubed."

    In an interview with Agony Booth.com, Anthony stated that he's kept the series going as long as he has because the Xanth novels are "just about the only thing the publishers want" from him.[2]