If I Pay Thee Not in Gold

If I Pay Thee Not in Gold

by Piers Anthony, Mercedes Lackey

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ISBN-13: 9780671876234
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 08/10/1994
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 4.14(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Author Piers Anthony (born Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob) is an English-American author of science fiction and fantasy books. He is best known for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth. In addition to the 40 books in the Xanth series (with two more forthcoming), he has written numerous other science fiction and fantasy series, such as Incarnations of Immortality, and dozens of standalone novels.

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If I Pay Thee Not in Gold 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
jshillingford on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Too bad this is out of print, because it had a great twist on the cliche amazon-type story with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. Mazonia is a matriarchy. Only women can command magic, and the most powerful of them rules. Men are slaves. Xylina is very poor and fearful of her upcoming Rite of Passage wherein she must battle a gladiator in the arena. Yet, she is victorious, winning the slave as her own, but she also attracts and unknown enemy. Xylina takes the unusual step of befriending her slave. It is their unlikely destiny to free male slaves and change the fabric of Mazonia forever. A good story, with an interesting concept and fun characters. It's a little cheesy at time, but not every book needs to be "deep!" Recommended.
phaidra-jade on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This is definitely one of my all time favorite books by two of my favorite authors. Its a shame that this is out of print though. The story is very original with fun characters and an engaging plot.
twilightlost on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This is one of my favourite stand-alone fantasy stories, told by two outstanding fantasy authors. If you enjoy either of their other works and you can get your hands on a copy of If I Pay Thee Not In Gold, I highly recommend clearing a few hours in your schedule and diving in.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was certainly entertained when reading this novel, If I Pay Thee Not In Gold. I was intrigued as well as blown away by the perimeter of this mountainous story. It was the first book I've read by either of these authors-but I can say that it will definately not be the last. I do recommend it to any lover of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All in all it was a pretty good book, but i found the whole demon gender crisis kinda wierd. I guess that was Anthony's influence because Lackey is a bit more conservative in everything else of hers I've read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend 'If I Pay Thee Not in Gold' because of it's opposing roles of characters. It breaks the chain of the men having all the power and the women having nothing. This book shows that women can rule and live just as good as men if not better. It's not a romance novel but there are some areas that are a little sexual. Other than that I personaly enjoy this book and others by it's author!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never wanted to put it down.The imagination runs wild with this story.It may even show the men in our lives how it feels to be in the minority sex.Great, Get It Now!!!!You won't regret it.