Bink is a teenage boy without magic who lives in a land where everybody else has some particular magic spell they can cast. Bink must go on a quest to discover what his power is before he is exiled from his beloved homeland.
This is in no way a proper review because I read A Spell for Chameleon about 20 years ago and I can’t remember enough of the details to write anything more substantial. And I don’t want to re-read the book because I hated it. In fact, I couldn’t even get past the midpoint. The book was juvenile, silly, and often disgusting. Actually, the best word is puerile. It’s most likely to be enjoyed by a 12 or 13 year old boy. A Spell for Chameleon is full of objectification of girls and, worst of all, the stupidest puns I’ve ever read.
The XANTH series is very popular, but I just couldn’t stand it.