Apprentice Adept is a heptalogy of fantasy and science fiction novels written by English American author Piers Anthony. . However, in Juxtaposition, Sheen is also referred to as the Robot Adept. She also had to use the Book of Magic and as a. Juxtaposition Written by Piers Anthony Juxtaposition Category: Fiction – Fantasy – Epic; Fiction – Science Fiction – Action & Adventure; Fiction – Action &. Juxtaposition By Piers Anthony – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews , awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Stile is horrified that he gets juxtxposition by a woman in a contest. It did try to be an actual ending though instead of an abrupt smacking of the face into a glass wall, so it gets a few points for that. The reason I say this is because there was, and I believe still is, a restrictive trade deal between Australia and Britain. There is quite enough of both to satisfy you. This is powered by a mineral called Protonite or Phazite depending on which frame you are in, and the Protonite mining of it is endangering the balance of both frames.

If humans don them, the socks jxutaposition the illusion that the human is in juxtwposition a unicorn of the sock color. Account Options Sign in.

However, Australia has some very tight quarantine laws, that would be considered a barrier to trade, but has been allowed to keep them. After Stile discovers this he is told that it is his job to move a large amount of “phazite” from Phaze to Proton to make that happen. The last books go in a very different direction than the first few.

The plot was pretty simple, and awfully predictable. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Just as magic does not work in Proton, advanced technology does not operate in Phaze. In the other novels it is quite secret that Stiles can shift between the two worlds, but in the third everybody and his brother knows all the details of Stiles journey back and forth.


I liked both worlds and our hero was quite fascinating. I used it incessantly after and discovered that professors really like it in essays. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The new characters are uni-dimensional and just plot devices.

For instance, Clip’s horn sounds like a saxophone, while his sister Neysa’s horn makes harmonica sounds. He’s set the task of increasing his estate by an impossible amount in 6 months because he’ll need that power to save Proton and Phaze from an event coming soon.

His first story was published inand his first novel, Chthon, in As expected, Style wins the game and becomes a Citizen. Stile has been prophesied to ameliorate this destruction, but many powerful people in both frames are out to stop him, denying the destabilization and wanting to maintain th On the planet Proton, science works and magic doesn’t, but juxtaposed with this world is another frame, that of Phaze, where magic works, but science doesn’t.

And the assassin was after Stile! He has three more challenges to go, and he has to win all of them to become citizen. The pace is very fast, with satisfying, significant events happening regularly. Shoot, I re-read them all in the span of about a week, so regardless of his feelings about women, Anthony clearly knows how to tell a good story.

Of course, his ability to do so is limited because half the grid is in the opponent’s hands. To survive, Stile had to master magic, fight a dragon, win the friendship of a lady unicorn, locate his enemy among the paranoid Adepts, and return out of Phaze to win the Great Games on Proton.

Jul 10, Jay rated it liked it Shelves: While I’m purging I might as well throw in this book from my early adolescence.

LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud. Mach with Fleta, the daughter of Neysa the unicorn, and Bane with Agape, an amorphous alien. Juxtaposjtion Proton, a world of future science, his murder was averted only by the help of a lovely robot, who sent him In this brilliantly satisfying conclusion to the epic adventure begun in Split Infinity and continued in Blue Adept, Piers Anthony again proves himself a consummate master of both science fiction and fantasy.


The rampant uuxtaposition gets no better – Stile still has every woman he meets drooling after him, to ridiculous lengths, and while Sheen at least has better things to do for most of the book than swoon, she does manage to work in some significant swooning in her spare moments. Open Preview See a Problem? The book moves beyond those two early issues and is a wonderful read up until the satisfying conclusion.

In this context, naked does not necessarily mean unclothed amthony rather unassisted by external tools. No, I’ll write about them shortly though I think I will interpose them with other books.

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Juxtaposition – Piers Anthony – Google Books

The exception to this rule is getting far enough in the tourney see below. What Readers Are Saying What do you think? The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to the Incarnations nuxtaposition Immortality series, and even the Battle Circle and Bio of a Space Tyrant series, but my favorite of his books from that time would have to be the Apprentice Adept series. There he found he was the double of the sorcerer, the Blue Adept, who had been mysteriously murdered.

I cannot wait to find out. Most of the atmosphere of the planet has been destroyed through the mining of Protonitea valuable energy source, and the inhabitants of Proton live in domed cities with artificial life support.

I strongly encourage this be read as the entire series.

This was his way of keeping the whole book in Stile’s perspective while showing us what was going on with other people I guess, but it felt contrived and awkward.