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# 17 - Harpy Thyme [HT]

Gloha is the only creature of her kind in all the world of Xanth, the beautiful offspring of a chance mating between a harpy and a goblin. As she grew to womanhood, she wondered where where she would find the one true love with whom she could share her life.

So, naturally, she sets off to find the Good Magician Humfrey to ask him for an Answer to the riddle of her heart's desire. But hUmfrey, for mysterious reason of his own, propels her instead on a perilous quest in search of truth, friendship, and, just possibly, happiness.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Trent Human Xanth Transformation King of Human Xanth (19); husband of Iris; father of Irene, Ilene, and Irenti/Trentia. Once an Evil Magician, he was exiled to Mundania for twenty years, before returning to Xanth. His talent allows him to transform others into any other living form. 02
Cynthia Alicentaur Xanth apparent, children accept her as a parent Mate of Che Centaur; a young human woman transformed by Trent while “evil” into a winged centaur; was preserved in Brain Coral`s pool for seventy-two years. 03
Gloha Crossbreed Xanth Daughter of Glory and Hardy; winged goblin 01
Metria Demoness Hades Lover of Gromden; wife of Veleno; mother of Threnody, Ted, and Chaos; troublemaker who has a problem with vocabulary; has alter egos Mentia and Woe betide 03
Marrow Bones Skeleton Gourd Reassembling bones Husband of Grace’l Ossein; father of Picka Bone and Joy’nt; used to frighten sleepers in bad dreams, but got lost on a path in the gourd; chosen by Dolph as his Adult Companion on his Quest. 05
Graeboe Giant Xanth An ailing, elderly giant, and Greatbow`s cousin. His illness has made him turn visible, a bad sign. 05
Swiftmud Mud Grub Xanth Mud grub Trent adapted into a mud slide to use for transportation 02
 
KEY - Xanth Titles; so far, by the numbers: (Click on any Title for more info on that book)
1 A Spell For Chameleon [ASFC]  2 The Source Of Magic [TSOM]  3 Castle Roogna [CaR]  4 Centaur Aisle [CA] 
5 Ogre, Ogre [OO]  6 Night Mare [NM]  7 Dragon on a Pedestal [DOAP]  8 Crewel Lye [CL] 
9 Golem In The Gears [GITG]  10 Vale Of The Vole [VOTV]  11 Heaven Cent [HC]  12 Man From Mundania [MFM] 
13 Isle Of View [IOV]  14 Question Quest [QQ]  15 The Color Of Her Panties [TCOHP]  16 Demons Don't Dream [DDD] 
17 Harpy Thyme [HT]  18 Geis of the Gargoyle [GOTG]  19 Roc And A Hard Place [RAAHP]  20 Yon Ill Wind [YIW] 
21 Faun & Games [FAG]  22 Zombie Lover [ZL]  23 Xone Of Contention [XOC]  24 The Dastard [TD] 
25 Swell Foop [SF]  26 Up In a Heaval [UIAH]  27 Cube Route [CuR]  28 Currant Events [CE] 
29 Pet Peeve [PP]  30 Stork Naked [SN]  31 Air Apparent [AA]  32 Two to the Fifth [TTTF] 
33 Jumper Cable [JC]  34 Knot Gneiss [KG]  35 Well-Tempered Clavicle [WTC]  36 Luck of the Draw [LOTD] 
37 Esrever Doom [ED]  38 Board Stiff [BS]  39 Five Portraits [FP]  40 Isis Orb [IO] 
41 Ghost Writer in the Sky [GWITS]  42 Fire Sail (To Come) [FS]  43 Jest Right (To Come) [JR]   
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Doug Harter maintains the Xanth Character Database, updating it as new books in the Xanth series are released. Thanks to Piers Anthony, for letting me see some of his Character Notes, to Peg Rombach-Riggs who did the work creating the original table, Seajay who supplied the numbers, Dawn M. Burge for suggesting and helping Origin to be accomplished, and FNProgramvare's BookCat, which I use to store the Xanth Character info.
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