Xanthous on the French Cover of A Grimm Warning
|World||The Land of Stories|
|Also known as||The Yellow Fairy, "Xanny" (Mother Goose)|
|Other Traits||Parts of him are ablaze|
|Land of Stories|
|First Appearance||The Wishing Spell ch 12|
|Appeared in Book(s)||The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, Beyond the Kingdoms|
Xanthous is an original character from The Land of Stories series. He first appears in The Wishing Spell, ch 12.
Appearance and Personality
He wears a bright yellow costume. Some parts of his body are in flames.
When Xanthous is at the twins' home guarding them, he is described as very strict, but fair, and a bit of a stickler for rules and duty. He isn't very impressed with the Otherworld's inventions (such as television), but this may be because he keeps switching on the fire alarm with his flames.
1. The Wishing Spell
2. The Enchantress Returns
Xanthous is sent to guard the twins in their world together with Sir Lampton. Later, The Fairy Council is shown as at a complete loss in the face of Ezmia's power. They refuse to give in when Ezmia comes to taunt them, but are unable to stand up to Ezmia's powers and are captured. They are saved by Alex and Conner. At the end of the book, the Fairy Council agree with the Fairy Godmother to close the gateway between the two worlds.
3. A Grimm Warning
Xanthous is part of Alex' inauguration to the Fairy Council. He explains to the Council and the Happily Ever After Assembly that she chose Cornelius over the other unicorns and thereby passed the test of kindness. He fights alongside the Charming Army aginst the Grande Armée, using his fire to make their cannons explode. When Lieutenant Rembert attacks once again, he and Skylene take care of it.
4. Beyond the Kingdoms
The Council accuses Alex of neglecting her Fairy Godmother duties and spending too much time trying to find the Masked Man. They give her an ultimatum, which she refuses, and they "ungodmother" her. When the Masked Man and his army arrives in the Land of Stories, the Fairy Palace is destroyed and the members of the Fairy Council are turned to stone.
"[the number one rule of being a fairy is] To never, under any circumstance, use your magic harmfully against another person, place or thing."
"What on earth is a circus?" Xanthous said, unsure whether he should take offence.
“I've seen Magic Mirrors do much more impressive things,” said Xanthous, “Although one thing I think I definitely could do without is the fire alarm. If I set it off one more time, I swear I'm going to yank it off the wall and smash it into pieces."
"Get out of this palace before I turn you into ashes," Xanthous said, and his whole body burst into flames.
“Alex! Conner! Thank the heavens you're all right! I've been looking for you everywhere!”
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- ↑ TLOS I, ch 12, p. 270
- ↑ TLOS II, ch 6, p. 84-85
- ↑ TLOS II, ch 7, p. 90
- ↑ TLOS III, ch 8, p. 153
- ↑ TLOS III, ch 8, p. 153
- ↑ TLOS III, ch 28, p. 426
- ↑ TLOS III, ch 31, p. 468
- ↑ TLOS IV, ch 30, p. 416
- ↑ TLOS I, ch 12, p. 271
- ↑ TLOS II, ch 5, p. 74
- ↑ TLOS II, ch 7, p 89-90
- ↑ TLOS III, ch 8, p. 162
- ↑ TLOS III, ch 27, p. 400