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XANTH is an enchanted land where magic rules - everyone and everything have special magical talents. In fact, according to Xanthian law, anyone who has not demonstrated such an ability by the age of 25 is sentences to exile in Mundania, an ordinaryMoreXANTH is an enchanted land where magic rules - everyone and everything have special magical talents. In fact, according to Xanthian law, anyone who has not demonstrated such an ability by the age of 25 is sentences to exile in Mundania, an ordinary land separated by Xanth by a charm-bound shield.A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON. Bink of North Village has a problem - he is 25 and ahs not yet discovered his magical talent, and he dreads the impeding exile from his beloved XAnth. Determined to remain in the country of his birth, Bink risks a journey to the Good Magician Humphrey, whose talent is information, to find out if he des indeed have magic.Its a long and dangerous voyage, but Bink finds help along the way: from the beautiful but simple Wynne- from a woman named Iris, whose specialty is illusion- and from Crombie, a wounded soldier who has the ability to sense danger. But when Bink finally gains admittance to Humpheys castle, the magician is confounded to realize he cannot discover the nature of Binks gift.Yet Humphrey is convinced that Bink does have magic - that indeed is as powerful as any posessed by the King, by the Good Magician himself, even by the forces of evil that threaten the peace of his beloved homeland....THE SOURCE OF MAGIC. The King of Xanth sends Bink, accompanied by Crombie (now a griffin) and Chester the Centaur, on a quest to discover the fountainhead Xanths magic. From the beginning, they are harassed by an unseen enemy determined to thwart Their mission.Even Humphrey, who has joined the expedition, does not have magic of sufficient strength to protect them from their peril. And when they are overpowered by the brain coral, the underwater guardian of the source of Xanths magic, it seems as if all is lost....But no one could have anticipated Binks next act....CASTLE ROOGNA. Millie, a ghost for 800 years, has been restored to life by the magic of Xanth and has fallen in love with Jonathan the Zombie. To establish his future claim to the Xanths throne, the young Magician Dor embarks on a quest for a restorative spell to make Jonathan live again.Dor travels 800 years into the past, to the time of King Roogna, of his enemy the Magian Murphy, and of the Zombie Master. There, joined by the 17-year-old Millie, he must convince the Zombie MAster to make a remedial elixer for Jonathan and to aid Roogna in his battle against Murphy.