“On a Pale Horse” Michael Whelan

"On a Pale Horse" Michael Whelan (painting)

The Art of Michael Whelan

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A Spell for Chameleon

Series Xanth
Illustrator
Michael Whelan
Author Piers Anthony
Year 1980 (first published 1977)
Publisher Del Rey/Ballantine
ISBN 0-345-28766-5

FOR LACK OF A SPELL…XANTH!

That was the enchanted land where magic ruled—where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. It was a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks.

For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth was no fairy tale. He alone had no magic. And unless he got some—and got some fast!—he would be exiled. Forever! Continue reading

On a Pale Horse

Illustrator Michael Whelan
Author Piers Anthony
Year 1984 (first published 1983)
Publisher Del Ray/Ballantine
ISBN 0-345-30518-3

THE MAN WHO MURDERED DEATH

Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others.

Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully unfair. But then he found himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan. Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved.

He could see only one possible way to defeat the Father of Lies. It was unthinkable— but he had no other solution! Continue reading

Thousandstar

Series Cluster
Illustrator
Ron Walotsky (uncredited)
Author Piers Anthony
Year 1980
Publisher Avon
ISBN 0-380-75556-4

At the edge of the Milky Way, the treacherous space race for the legacy of the Ancients begins—a race against time, enemy aliens, and black holes. For outlawed hero Heem of Highfalls and beautiful Jessica of Capella, the extraordinary contest is very simple:

THEY CAN WIN…OR THEY CAN DIE. Continue reading