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# 33 - Jumper Cable [JC]

In the thirty-third thrilling escapade in Piers Anthony's rousing Xanth fantasy series, an adventurous arachnid named Jumper must assume human form to save the enchanted realm from a cosmic peril.

A cataclysmic battle between two all-powerful Demons has severed a mystical connection that joins Xanth to our own world. The key to restoring it is hidden within a cryptic prophecy that Jumper discovers when he is suddenly transformed from spider to man. As he sets out to discern the prophecy's meaning, he gathers about him a half dozen alluring damsels who do their best to help him solve the riddle while vying for his attentions.

But a seductive siren and her demonic consort have determined to use their wiles to lure Jumper and his lovely companions away from their urgent mission. In a madcap adventure that is alternately harrowing and hilarious, they soon discover that danger, deception, and even true love may be found where they least expect it.

In Jumper Cable, master storyteller Piers Anthony spins a wild and witty web of wonder that is sure to captivate fans of fantastic adventure everywhere!

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Dawn Human Xanth knowledge of the animate, tell anything about any living thing Daughter of Electra and Dolph; sister of Eve, twin; wife of Picka Bone. Seen as a lovely age 18 in Faun and Games. Plays an ocarina. 04
Eve Human Xanth Knowledge of inanimate Daughter of Electra and Dolph; sister of Dawn, twin; wife of Pluto. Her Magician caliber talent enables her to tell anything about any inanimate thing. Seen as a lovely age 18 in Faun and Games. Plays panpipes. 04
Claire Voyant Cat Xanth Clairvoyance Mate of Sammy Cat; mother of Kitten Kaboodle 06
Olive Hue Human Xanth Makes Imaginary Friends Has green skin. Her imaginary friends are only temporary. Falls in love with Dick Philip 02
Jumper [JC] Spider Xanth Descendant of the original Jumper. Can change into man form. Marries Demoness Eris and becomes immortal. She gives him temporary powers of size and form changing and invulnerablity. 01
Wenda Woodwife Xanth handling reverse wood, guiding the way it reverses, and not being affected by it herself Wife of Prince Charming; computer wants to make her Into a mother board; changed into full body during quest; falls in love with Prince Charming; adopts children because she cannot have any of her own. 01
Maeve Maenad Xanth Mother of Mae (JC); wife of Warren Warrior; created Mae at a love spring and tried to escape the stork. 01
Haughty Harpy Xanth Changes at Night to Hottie Harpy High brow Harpy; Hottie seduces avians or mammal; falls in love with Charon. 02
Phanta Human Xanth Can Become a Ghost. Usually only at night is a ghost. A ghost named Gheorge is trying to enslave her. Falls in Love with Shepherd 02
Sharon Demoness Hades Able to fathom things Sister of Charon; lover of Pluto. Keeps trying to convert Jumper, but she lies and he doesn`t trust her. 06
Eris Dwarf Demoness Xanth`s Imagination All Magic Wife of Jumper (JC); involved with a bet with Pluto. When she lost, was imprisoned. 12
Pluto Dwarf Demon Xanth`s Imagination All Magic In X(A/N)TH`s social system; name stylized as P,L/U,TO; was demoted to Dwarf Demon in a Demon bet; in a fit of rage, broke the Cable between the Mundane Internet and the Xanthian Outernet and doesn`t want it fixed because of a bet with Dwarf Demon Eris. Falls in love with and marries Eve. 04
 
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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