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Castle Roogna (Xanth, Bk 3)
Castle Roogna - Xanth, Bk 3
Author: Piers Anthony
Millie, a ghost for 800 years wants only one man--Jonathan, and he's a zombie. To prove himself, Magician Dor volunteers to get the potion that can restore Jonathan to full life. But he has to go back through time to do it, to a peril-haunted, ancient Xanth, where danger lurks at every turn....
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345350480
ISBN-10: 0345350480
Publication Date: 6/12/1987
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 212 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Castle Roogna (Xanth, Bk 3) on + 37 more book reviews
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This is the third Xanth novel. Dor travels to the past through a magic tapestry to help Millie the Ghost and Jonathan the Zombie find peace.
FineLQQKn avatar reviewed Castle Roogna (Xanth, Bk 3) on + 173 more book reviews
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I love all of his Xanth books. They're innocent but fun.
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reviewed Castle Roogna (Xanth, Bk 3) on + 68 more book reviews
Who could love a zombie? Millie of course, now that she isn't a ghost anymore
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Millie had been a ghost for 800 years. But now, restored by the magic of Xanth, she was again a very desirable woman. She could have any man she wanted ... except the man she did want, Jonathan the zombie. To grant Millie her desire, and to prove his right to rule Xanth in the future, young Magician Dor embarked on a quest for the elixer which would restore Jonathan to full life.
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The third installment in Piers Anthony's Xanth series. We meet the son of the previous main characters, Bink and Chameleon. Dor is a young boy of twelve who has magic and is being raised to someday be King. Most heroes of Xanth have to go on quests and Dor must as well. With his âbabysitterâ, an ex gargoyle, and a spell from the wizard Humphreys he goes back hundreds of years in time to find a cure for a girl and her zombie.

I find over the years I like series that are family sagas. Probably why I like genealogy as well. I really like the Xanth books for the magic and the humor. I had started this book 2 other times and then lost the book because we moved. The start of the story never left my mind which is rare for me to remember anything I have read for very long. I was happy to finally get to finish and find out how Dor's first quest went.

Dor's quest seems fairly hard for a 12-year-old but he finds friends and helpers. One friend in a spider he calls Jumper. I mention this because if you are not a friend of spiders you may not like this story as he is in the book for most of it. I don't love spiders and I don't hate them either. Jumper was much nicer than Aragog from the Harry Potter series.

I can't wait to read the next book, Centaur Aisle. I have also read other series from Piers Anthony and I do recommend his books for fantasy lovers.
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back to the past, magic on xanth...
dorable7 avatar reviewed Castle Roogna (Xanth, Bk 3) on + 5 more book reviews
Fun and fanciful - an excellent book!
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I really liked the storyline, it was very interesting. Great book.
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ANother fun Xanth book. THis one features Millie the Ghost and Jonathon the Zombie.