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# 25 - Swell Foop [SF]

Someone-or some thing-has kidnapped the dreaded Demon Earth. If he isn't found, the very fabric of our world will unravel, removing the Earth's gravitational field, and, incidentally, that of the magical land of Xanth as well! To combat this dastardly deed, six bold adventurers must locate the mysterious object known as the Swell Foop, and wield it in a deadly cosmic contest against an awesome enemy.

The twenty-fifth exhilarating episode in Piers Anthony's fabulous saga of Xanth, Swell Foop blends laughter and romance, wonder and danger, in one of the most intricate and intriguing tales in the history of the series.

Swell Foop, the twenty-fifth volume in Piers Anthony's bestselling Xanth fantasy adventures, is one of the most intricate and intriguing tales in the history of the series.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Breanna Human Mundania See in blackness Wife of Justin; mother of Amber Dawn; Black Wave girl, age 15, lustrous black hair to waist, glowing green eyes, nice figure. 02
Che Alicentaur Xanth Son of Chex and Cheiron; husband of Cynthia; chosen by the Simurgh for great things; destined to change the history of Xanth by tutoring her chick Sim. 01
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. 01
Jaylin Human Mundania Girlfriend of David Baldwin; got into a quest for the Swell Foop by accident by dreaming the words; uses the Ring of Void; shares her body with Fornax, unwillingly. 08
Justin Human/Tree Xanth Voice Projection Husband of Breanna; transformed by Evil Magician Trent into a tree and preferred being that way. His talent allows him to converse with untransformed folk. He takes over Zombie Castle with Breanna. 02
Palus Putredinis Zombie Xanth Son of Mare Imbrium and the Day Stallion; killed by the Night Stallion; zombied; now alive in Mundania with Jaylin; Putre for short 08
Sim Bird Xanth Son of the Simurgh; husand of Ilene; will inherit the universe in due course 02
Unpun Zombie Xanth makes puns disappear Boyfriend of Punny; lost his sense of humor when he became a zombie, got it back when he came back to life. 05
Xeth Zombie Xanth Mind Reading King of the zombies; husband of Zyzzyva 02
Zyzzyva Zombie Xanth Consistency Wife of Xeth; freshly zombied woman in very good condition and former fighter. 02
Zilche Zombie Xanth Zombie 06
 
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 (Apr/17) [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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