Books A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony Paperback, 344 pages, Random House, List Price: $5.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Spell for ChameleonAuthorPiers Anthony Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary As the only person in Xanth without magic of any sort, Bink wanders in exile, searching for the magic powers that will allow him to return. The first book in the Xanth Series. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about A Spell for Chameleon Review PG-13: Risky Reads 'Spell'-Bound By A Goofy Book — And Later, United By It October 6, 2013 Long before they met, fell in love, got married and became co-authors, Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston both read A Spell for Chameleon. The first novel in Piers Anthony's "Xanth" series is a silly book, full of corny jokes. But for teenage Melissa and Michael, it was a winking glimpse into the world of adult relationships. Opinion 100 Best Books Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.