Editorial Reviews. From the Publisher. Piers Anthony [Xanth] — Piers Anthony redefined the Crewel Lye (Xanth Book 8) – Kindle edition by Piers Anthony. A knight of ghosts and shadows! Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now, spending his time with little five-year-old Ivy and watching his own past unfold. Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn is the eighth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

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And he knowingly uses his borrowed body to bamboozle and trick men, with the language in the book repeatedly assigning the lying, the trickery, and the manipulation to “feminine” abilities that just come naturally to a woman.

A near fine copy. Humor, romance, and adventure all rolled in one book.

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Because women have no other defenses. Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now watching his own past unfold on the magic tapestry. One thing about Anthony, he has a very complicated history and genealogy of Xanth and its characters and you have to appreciate how he always finds ways to connect them from book to book. It’s a love story told to a 5-year-old audience ,ye sex, betrayal and bitter regret!

Dragon on a Pedestal. Now, there is mention of the Adult Conspiracy in this book, and while this rings a bell, it is not clear as to what it is – yet. Especially since magical talents are discovered, not handed down written out with their limitations spelled out.

I guess the other thing is that I keep on giving the Xanth novels one and two stars, which suggests that I did not like them, yet I am writing up comments on the thirteen that I have read, so I suspect that this suggests that I may be some sort of sucker for punishment.


Wow, you sure nailed women, Anthony! Instead Anthony delivers a Punny, twisted, and tragic romantic story about Jordan the Barbarian and his ill-fated love for a shape-shifting demoness.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Jordan is alive again — but he wants his new love, the ghost Renee, to be brought to life again too. Other books in this series. Reading is more of a winter season thing rather than a reno season or garden season thing. Again, there is good stuff in Xanth. He had been betrayed with a cruel lie by 2 wily magicians and the woman he loved. This time the focus is on Jordan the Ghost.

Ivy becomes very excited as Jordan wants to tell her his tale of adventure. Love the stork analogy; I’ll have to remember that should I ever get the chance to fuck again; which at this point in my life is highly doubtful. I award Crewel Lye 4 out of 5 stars. Fine in Fine dust jacket. On top of that indignity, her parents had the audacity to go out and find a baby brother – Dolph – under a cabbage leaf. Even though the premise was a based on a cruel lie, the story is wrapped up neatly with a happy ending, but not too neatly.

This book has an interesting premise, but I Crewel Lye: Perhaps my favorite Xanth book — funny, clever, and suspenseful! There is a time in all of our lives for some quality fantastical punning a la Piers Anthony and for me this time is now. M and N Media Condition: Published March 12th by Del Rey first published December 12th I know I haven’t been reading as much.

But once he had been a valorous knight, riding his ghost horse Pook on a fabulous and dangerous mission. This Book is in Very Good Cond.


It was hardly the proper ending for a gallant adventure! After Princess Ivy cleans the tapestry of hist I’m happy to report that Crewel Lye is much improved over the previous book in the series, Dragon on a Pedestal. A monster eats off his face, it grows back. Showing best matches Show all copies.

This book answers a question which many readers posed after reading Book 3, Castle Roogna. Apr 15, Ryan added it. Piers Anthony, that punny, perverted, clever little bugger is my favorite fantasy author. A Knight of ghosts and shadows.

It’s a biological aspect of our being that we can’t help but be flattered at compliments! British Coronet Books, 1st UK paperback printing, rare British science fiction vintage paperback, decent copy, crrwel wear to spine and edges, light lue to cover, still solid VG. It was hardly the proper ending for a gallant adventure! There is a curse on her, if she returns to the castle it will fall. Mild slant to spine.

Light water damage to bottoms of pages.

Crewel Lye: a Caustic Yarn

He had been killed at the end, and his bones had been scattered. Apr 22, Swankivy rated it did not like it. Xanth 1 – 10 of 41 books.

May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. But once he had been a valorous knight, riding his ghost horse Pook on a fabulous and dangerous mission. Anthony’s intent from the start – but if he referred to the fact even once, it would be ruined.