On Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:04:25 AM UTC+10, Timothy Bruening wrote:
> On Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 7:53:32 PM UTC-7, Daniel Thomas Andrew Daly wrote:
> > The Magic of Xanth
> > A Second Spell for Chameleon
> > By
> > Daniel Thomas Andrew Daly
> > http://noahidebooks.angelfire.com
> > Piers Anthony Fanfiction
> > Overview of planned novel
> > Chameleon has lost her magic at the hands of the wicked wizard
> > ‘Zandravax’.
> > And now a curse is upon Xanth – according to the ancient charter of
> > the creator of Xanth – Lord Xanthony – unless an inhabitant of Xanth
> > has a magic power, the Day of Doom will come, and Xanth will be
> > destroyed.
> So have ALL the inhabitants of Xanth lost their talents?
I don't know. I have been very busy with other writings and
haven't gotten to this project yet. In all honesty, Mr Anthony
is quite old now, and while I am not sure if he objects to fanfiction,
as there is some on fanfiction websites, and I have written an email
to him about this idea, which he said wasn't for him, but didn't
object to the idea, so as he is getting quite old I will possibly just
wait, dare I say it, to the rider on a pale horse comes by his place
in Xanth, mentions to him that the hourclock of his time has run out,
and beckons him to the great beyond. In this way there will be no
more official earth writings from Mr Anthony on Xanth for him or
myself to worry about copyright problems and potentially dipping into
ideas he might want to have used, and I should hopefully be able to
write some Xanth fanfiction, which I do hope will be good enough
for his legacy. I have read quite a lot of Piers work, since
a young age, and he has reviewed some of my stories in the
Chronicles of the Children of Destiny ( http://noahidebooks.angelfire.com
If I do get into doing this work I will, in all likelihood, just wait
until, not tempting fate, Piers is deceased, and get to it then.
> > It is up to Bink to once again quest for a ‘New Magic’ – a ‘New Power’
> > – never before seen in Xanth, for the original Source of Magic just
> > won’t do.
> > Travelling around Xanth, asking question after question, he finds off
> > the coastline of Centaur Aisle, on the Western Key the Codex of Lord
> > Xanthony teaching the power of magical creation.
> > With a ‘Cohort’ of 3 very particular and necessary inhabitants of
> > Xanth, Bink climbs to the top of Castle Roogna, summons the great
> > Dragon of the Sun, and chains him with the everlasting chains of
> > Roogna, to claim his first member of the Cohort. He travels to the
> > great chasm, climbs down, and summons the Diggle of Death, and
> > captures him with the lasso of integrity. Finally he ponders on the
> > necessary third member of the Cohort called ‘The Hidden Heart of
> > Love’.
> > But, finding no hidden heart of love, he returns to Chameleon, who is
> > on the death bed, and says ‘I will love you forever, Chameleon, and
> > even in the power of death, my love will live on for you.’ And thus
> > the Cohort is formed, and the New Magic of Love permeates Xanth, and
> > the curse is broken.
> Why not just douse her with healing elixir?
That might be a good idea. In all honesty, I read just the first nine books
of Xanth, from A Spell for Chameleon to Golem in the Gears, back in the late
1980s. I have recently acquired Xanth volumes 10 to 20, and while I haven't
gotten around to reading them yet, they do sit proudly on my bookcase.
I could not say that in my fanfiction works so far I am 100% a canon
compliant writer, as I mostly go with my own ideas, and focus on the feel
of the established characters and the basic elements of the universe
they are part of. I don't try to get too detailed with my fanfiction
writing of other universes. Perhaps I should.