Based on the long-running Piers Anthony "Xanth" series. The first book, “A Spell for Chameleon,” was published in 1977. The intended trilogy also included “The Source of Magic” and “Castle Roogna” in 1979, but the books became so popular that the 42nd in the series is set to be published this month. The world of Xanth is full of magical humans, centaurs, demons, dragons, fauns, gargoyles, goblins, golems, harpies, merfolk, naga, nymphs, ogres, zombies, curse fiends and more. Curse fiends are a fictional race created by Piers Anthony for the Xanth series. They have the ability to throw curses at their enemies. They are also known for putting on plays in their communities.