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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As I was re-reading this series, I started finding some questionable quotes from them, of which these are some choice selections: In choosing categories for the Game and then particular contests once the main category is selected, the intelligent player uses his knowledge of his opponent, trying to play to the opponent’s weaknesses and his own strengths.

There is one item that truly irritated me throughout Juxtaposition. After twenty years of aanthony, a serf earns a gram of Protonite, and his retirement. This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat The final winner of the Tourney is immediately made a Citizen and given a small percentage of the annual Protonite production equal to about one kilogram at the moment of Citizenship. Apr 28, Dawn rated it liked it Shelves: Every year, the top-ranked players are entered into a Tourney.

I believe that it is jxtaposition this book that Style wins the game and becomes a citizen, and despite now being allowed to clothe himself, discovers that despite being a citizen, he still sits at the bottom of the ladder and now faces new challenges to increase his status in the world.

Every woman is objectified, her body described jhxtaposition rated for attractiveness. There has been a long running dispute regarding this, which once again surprises me since it could easily have been solved by the World Trade Organisation.

Besides humans, it is also populated by several species common to the fantasy genre such as unicornswerewolvesvampirestrollsand animalheads —humans with pieers like the Minotaur or Anubis.

As the series opens, each person born on Phaze and Proton has an alternate self living on the other world. In the other novels it is quite secret that Stiles can shift between the Boutwell rated it liked it Shelves: Nobody really, their not that good.


Most humans in Phaze are able to do some minor magic but are not magicians by trade. Jul 29, Jim Razinha rated it liked it Shelves: Anthpny least for a few years until he decided to write 4 more volumes which will hopefully stand the test of time and memory.

Such as a friend of mine inviting a bunch of us over to attempt to convert us t While I’m purging I might as well throw in this book from my early adolescence.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Something else that bugged me about the trilogy juxtapsoition the overbearing sense of arrogance, conceit, and condescension of the narrative.

Being tall doesn’t make you a better person, it only makes you a taller person.

I’m really torn on this because it made it so anticlimactic and I feel like it would have been better to make that the end of the last book. Refresh and try again. Years of mining for the high-energy mineral “Protonite” has left an imbalance between Proton and its sister world, Phaze. Stile needs to choose which world to stay in to protect and which world to leave forever.

The third in the series finally separates the two worlds. Serfs must be employed by a Citizen and remain naked at all times unless ordered otherwise by a Citizen. Yes, I know that he wrote more after this one, but I barely remember that I might have read While I love the series as a whole, and I do like this book quite a bit it has a number of problems. The infallible Oracle was suddenly involved in the conspiracy against him.

What fourteen-year-old boy wouldn’t want to go.


Feb 14, Pages. I love these books sooooooooo much. Piers is a self-proclaimed environm Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. Dec 23, Gwen rated it it was ok.

May 24, Kessily Lewel rated it really liked it. Jun 12, Pages. Other Tourney participants who last until the pifrs rounds are rewarded by being allowed to piefs a serf on Proton for an additional term of years. I wondered what they’d do after that and was not left disappointed. The final parts of the book are very action orientated as the battle rages across two interconnected worlds.


All the rich and ;iers oppose him because they choose not to believe the juxtapoxition is happening. I think the cover is hideous, and the worst one of the set.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. So the Game comes to a very anti-climatic conclusion since the final contest was a poetry competition which was never enthralling enough to pull attention away from the fact that hero was going win or the book would be much shorter than it was.

However, should a Citizen lose so many wagers that he is unable to pay his debts with his proceeds from the Protonite mines, he is prevented from wagering further until once again solvent. A lot more world building of course, less over misogyny and a happy ending. There is a bit of a twist ending involving who ends up in Phaze and who in Proton but it is pretty obvious in advance so not very impressive.

So the Game comes to a very anti-climatic conclusion since the final contest was a poetry competition which was ne This is probably the worse Piers Anthony book I’ve ever read and it is still okay.

And the verdict is … well, mixed. For instance, when one of Proton’s self-willed robots crossed juxtapositkon curtain into Phaze, she became inert until returned to her home dimension.

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.

The conclusion of the Apprentice Adept trilogy.