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Orc's Opal

(1990)
(The fourth book in the Kelvin of Rud series)
A novel by

 
Library Journal
Another part of the Prophecy of Mouvar reveals itself as Kelvin Hackleberry and his unusual family attend the Benign Wizards and Witches Convention, running afoul of a maleficent sorceress bent on revenge. Fourth in a series that includes Dragon's Gold (1987), Serpent's Silver (1989), and Chimaera's Copper (1990), this fantasy by the prolific Anthony and his long-time collaborator Margroff suffers from a plethora of characters and a contrived story. Purchase only where earlier titles are popular.

School Library Journal
YA-- This is the fourth in a series of five novels, and it has an introduction and cast of characters that will be helpful to those just discovering the books. Zady, an evil old witch, is bent on revenging her niece's death. Through the use of shape-changing and mind-reading, she manipulates the hero's children into stealing the orc's opal, which controls their use of magic. Young adults will appreciate the main characters' confusion of whether to listen to an adult telling them to do something they know is wrong or to do what they know is right. The time frames may be confusing to the uninitiated, but they can be sorted out for an enjoyable experience even for novice fantasy readers.-- Jacqueline J. Craig, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: Orc's Opal
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Robert E Margroff
ISBN: 0-7278-4534-9 / 978-0-7278-4534-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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September 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: Orc's Opal
Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0-517-09031-7 / 978-0-517-09031-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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November 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: Orc's Opal (TOR fantasy)
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Robert E Margroff
ISBN: 0-312-85107-3 / 978-0-312-85107-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Orc's Opal
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Robert E Margroff
ISBN: 1-59426-155-5 / 978-1-59426-155-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mundania Press LLC
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: Orc's Opal
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Robert E Margroff
ISBN: 0-586-21673-1 / 978-0-586-21673-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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December 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Orc's Opal
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Robert E Margroff
ISBN: 0-8125-1177-8 / 978-0-8125-1177-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Kelvin of Rud 4: Orc's Opal
Author(s): Piers Anthony and Robert E Margroff
ISBN: 1-59950-951-2 / 978-1-59950-951-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: GraphicAudio
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Orc's Opal (The Roundear Prophecy Book 4)
Author(s): Piers Anthony, Robert E Margroff
Publisher: Mundania Press LLC
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