Well-Tempered Clavicle

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Well-Tempered Clavicle
First edition
Author Piers Anthony
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
22 November 2011
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 320
ISBN 978-0-7653-3134-2
Preceded by Knot Gneiss
Followed by Luck of the Draw

Well-Tempered Clavicle is the 35th book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. The title is a pun on the Bach musical work The Well-Tempered Clavier.

The back cover of the book states the following:

"When a walking skeleton named Picka Bones happens upon a trio of melodic pets and a lovely, lovelorn princess, his dull and passionless existence is suddenly filled with danger, excitement, and the temptations of the flesh. For a plague of appalling puns has been unleashed on Xanth, and only Picka's musical gifts have the power to save the enchanted realm from the dire monster who imperils it."

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