Virtue Inverted by Piers Anthony & Ken Kelly

This was my first exposure to Piers Anthony. I’ve always seen his books on the library shelves but never picked one up and I don’t really know why. If his other books are like this one, (which I’m sure they are) I need to read more. This book is the first of the PAKK Trilogy. It is also written by two authors. For the record, I can only imagine how difficult this is. It read very smoothly and as if written by one voice. I appreciated a light fantasy book with a simple world that was easy to absorb. There weren’t any difficult names or far-out inventions that made my head hurt. The beauty of this story boils down to the story-telling. It was good well-written story-telling. I read much like a campfire story shared for generations.  I want to read what comes next just to see how this story develops.



Virtue Inverted is the first novel of a hard-hitting sword and sorcery trilogy by Piers Anthony and Ken Kelly. Benny Clout is a poor mountain boy who has found true love in Virtue the vampire. However, Virtue is not an ordinary vampire; she’s actually a very nice girl. Her bites contain extraordinary power, but will that power be enough to combat the evil that awaits them?



Piers Anthony is one of the world’s most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans.In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works. Piers Anthony lives in Inverness, Florida.







  1. It’s great when two authors come together to write a book and it’s cohesive. It’s always annoying when you can tell the difference in writing. Great review!

    1. Honestly, I think that’s why I haven’t read many of his books. They remind me of the cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid. There didn’t seem to much dimension to the people.

  2. This sounds like I really should read it by the campfire. It’s awesome when two authors can so smoothly write a book together. I’m also a terrible book person, though, and I judge harshly by a cover. This one is…not at all attractive haha.

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