Welcome to Xo! This is a small page about Xanth created by several Xanth-fans like yourself. We hope you have a fun time! Feel free to save and use any of the pictures or content you find on this site- Just make sure you credit Xanthians Online, and link us when possible.
Additions! 02.28.12: Happy belated New Years & Valentine's Day to everybody! Anybody read the new Xanth book, Well-Tempered Clavicle? I might have to order it off of Amazon, 11.27.11: On leave for the next 3 weeks. If anybody has great ideas & can help with XO, please email me @ znyrat AT live DOT com! 08.03.11: Read new thread on layout help!!
I just want to take a moment and tell you guys about when I was a kid. I was in 5th grade and the 90's were coming to a close. Every night before bed I would read Xanth, staying up past my bedtime and hiding under the sheets so my parents would not catch me.
It was around this time I also learned about the internet, so it is no wonder the two are intricately connected in my mind. I visited amazing websites that by today's standard would be considered comical and childish. But to me they were great, and I am sad to say that the bulk of them are completely gone now.
I can remember two especially good Xanth sites that are now offline: Jan's Xanth Web Site and Ivy's Xanth Site. They were both really amazing sites and I am so sad to see them go. I remember visiting them and aspiring to create something that people can enjoy as much as I enjoyed those sites. So for the creators of those sites and others, thank you for inspiring me.
I wish now that I had saved the sites before they were destroyed. All too late I realize that there was a strong web-community for Xanth back then that no longer exists today. At the time I did not even know it was there, and I would fantasize about a movie being made about the series so that a 'real' community could exist. Likewise at that time in my young adulthood I felt like I had very few friends. Looking back, I realize how I was very wrong. I will try to remember this and not take for granted what I had and the friends I made via the Xanth community.
Also I promise that I will continue hosting this website indefinitely. I have taken money out of my very modest student-loan budget to register xanthonline.net for the next 5 years. When I can, I will register it for another 50. The webhost account is linked to several businesses in my family that will not go away even if I do. I apologize for the site being down for some of the last year with all my heart and I won't let it happen again.