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# 37 - Esrever Doom [ED]

Piers Anthony's 37th adventure in Xanth changes the Mood to one of Doom!Kody woke up in a hospital bed, not knowing how he got there. Before his questions could be answered, he was told that he was about to undergo surgery, and that there could be some side effects. And then he woke up again, this time in Xanth.Kody is the only person in Xanth who has not been affected by a dreadful spell that reverses how people see each other. What was adorable is now loathsome. What was ugly is now beautiful. What was loved is now hated.

Kody has clearly arrived just in time! Only he has any hope of reversing the spell, turning Esrever Doom into Reverse Mood.

Major Characters

Character Name Species Origin Talent Notes First Chapter Mentioned
Sniffer Robot Xanth Robot bomb sniffer 11
Naomi Naga Xanth Changed from No Ami, Feminist Fatale, a lovely woman who joins their party but actually their secret opponent because in real life she is hideous. Says she`s trying to find out who is killing nagas for their hides (nagahide) so she can stop them. Lustrous blond/brown curly hair, blue eyes. 06
Ivan Human Xanth makes things fatter or thinner Boyfriend of Maiden Yukay 06
Maiden Yukay Human Mundania performs any feat effortlessly as long as she has never tried it before and her mind is unfocused or in a zen state Daughter of Maiden Japan by one of the three most intelligent men in Xanth; girlfriend of Ivan; age 18, blond hair, dark eyes European features, 5`2" lithe and slimly built, extremely intelligent; emotional, loyal, tenderhearted, loving. Her name is a play on Made in UK. 05
Zap Griffin Xanth Hide the color of shoe polish, talks by painting words on hide. Cursed with a soul that makes her pacifistic and a vegetarian. 05
Zosi Zombie Xanth conjuring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Girlfriend of Kody; gray hair despite being young; a zombie converted back to living; governess of Plato 04
Kody Human Mundania summoning chips of reverse wood In Xanth in a dream. Boyfriend of Zosi; 27 or 28 years old, 6`6" tall, tan skin; loves 70s cars; intelligent, manly, thoughtful; handsome 01
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 [FS]  43 Jest Right [JR]  44 Skeleton Key [SK] 
45 A Tryst of Fate [TOF]  46 Six Crystal Princesses [SCP]  47 Apoca Lips (The Xanth Novels) [AL]   
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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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