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# 34 - Knot Gneiss [KG]

Wenda Woodwife has a knotty problem--her mood swings have sent her beloved husband, Prince Charming, off on Adventure. She seeks the cure from the Good Magician Humphrey, only to discover that he has a knotty problem of his own and that only Wenda Woodwife can help him.

She’ll need Companions. Luckily, in Xanth magical companions are never far away, and all roads lead to Adventure.

This 34th installment in the saga of the magical land of Xanth proves the enduring appeal of Piers Anthony’s peerless creation.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Ida Human Xanth Ideas that come true Daughter of Irene and Dor; sister of Ivy, lost twin, and Dolph; was raised as a foundling by kind otterbees. Her talent lets her make ideas come true, but only if they come from someone who doesn`t know about her gift. She later acquires a tiny world, Ptero, that orbits her head. 02
Angela Angel Heaven World Girlfriend of Beauregard; tour guide of Heaven World. In love with Beauregard, a demon from Hell World. In Xanth to establish reality so she can live with her boyfriend Beauregard Demon. Wears a sash of seeds. 05
Beauregard [AA] Demon Hell World Boyfriend of Lusion (former) then Angela; tour guide of Hell World. In Love with Angela, an angel from Heaven World. Wants to go to Xanth so he can be with Angela. Wants to go to Xanth so he can be with Angela. 05
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. 02
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
Charming Human Xanth Husband of Wenda; lost his love, found it again with Mercy, then fell in love with Wenda. Aka Prince Charming. 01
Eris Dwarf Demoness Xanth`s Imagination All Magic Wife of Jumper (JC); involved with a bet with Pluto. When she lost, was imprisoned. 02
Hilarion Human Xanth banishing specific memories from himself and others. Husband of Ida; from the Isle of Adamant, one of the fading out islands along the west coast of Xanth; looked for 20 years for his lost bethrothee. AKA Prince Hilarion. 04
Dipper Bird Xanth Bird that flys, runs, and swims. Originally on the Quest, but switches with Angela Angel when she wants to join. 02
Meryl Mermaid Xanth Daughter of Meriel (KG) and Fairmost; wife of Merwyn; butterfly winged, dark red eyes, bright red hair, tail shifts colors with her moods 02
Merwyn Merman Xanth Husband of Meryl 12
 
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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