BEARING AN HOURGLASS PIERS ANTHONY PDF

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Editorial Reviews. From the Inside Flap. When life seemed pointless to Norton, he accepted the Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. Bearing an Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality Book 2) by [Anthony, Piers]. Like On a Pale Horse, this second, complete-in-itself novel of the Incarnations of Immortality is a richly imagined and always fascinating story. And again. Bearing an Hourglass. Front Cover. Piers Anthony. Severn House, Piers Anthony is such a misogynist prick, but he sometimes wrote fun stories. I’d never .

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I found this book while going through my bookshelf.

Piers Anthony is such a misogynist prick, but he sometimes wrote fun stories. Like On a Pale Horse, this second, complete-in-itself novel of the Incarnations of Immortality is a richly imagined and always fascinating story. While this usually means a book is slow to get going, I actually enjoyed it.

It’s all of the above plus a miasma of icky that permeates the book. Norton immediately starts literally living life backwards in time, though he can temporarily go forward to interact with others. In his LONG author’s note in the back of the book, Anthony leads you to believe that the holes in the story line will be answered later on in the series, but this never happens. Far from being grim — or even allegorical — this sequel to On a Pale Horse will appeal to Anthony’s large readership.

Chill enjoy and relax. However, typically his original memories are accepted as the desirable ones, as one of his major tasks is to make sure it does not get changed around without adequate reason.

I do believe this is one of Anthony’s better series, but there’s a lot of promise to the series, and for some of the books, a lot of promise and not a lot of I’ve read this book a few times over the years, and I’ll state the same thing at the beginning of reviewing all the I of I books: Sep 04, Jaimey rated it liked it.

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In the end, armed with only the Hourglass, Norton was forced to confront the immense power of Satan directly. Readers of fantasy looking for a vacation book. Inch-by-inch quasi-science blather makes time travel boring.

Gawain offers financial support and lessons in fighting dragons handy laterbut wants the baby to look like him and asks Mother Nature Gaea for a favor, without mentioning genetic fatal wasting disease that kills within a year.

The idea has spiked my interest and I’ll be on the lookout ab Piers Anthony the next time I’m in a second hand bookstore. With the help of Death ‘Thanatos’ and girlfriend Luna why no marriage?

Bearing an Hourglass

I keep trying to get into Book 1 but I just cannot. Time is a aanthony concept. Again, though the position would appear to be gender neutral, it is traditionally held by a male. As Norton is no longer fooled by Satan’s illusions, Satan stops trying to exploit him.

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As Chronos, he is obliged to live his life backwards, which makes interaction with other people confusing and difficult. The only way I survived this novel was by skimming most of it. I will go on to the third book in the series, however, because I’m still intrigued by the story and love the fact that these novels can be read as stand-alone books and probably can be read in any order except that On a Pale Horse does establish the reality of Earth a little bit in the beginning, but it would be easy to pick up no matter where you started.

The Scourge of God.

Also, some people moving backward in time are aware of said movement, but can’t do anything about it that’s acceptable but other people can. Which is why even though it’s not a favorite I still give it a 3-star rating. My issue with the book- or main issue, really- is the same now as it was then.

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I got this one from the library in order to entertain myself while on the treadmill. Norton is an ordinary man who agrees to take on the role of Time after a series of misfortunes and disappointments in his mortal life — specifically, the loss of the woman he loved. She douses Satan’s amulet with holy water, but too late, minions drop off and cause trouble throughout his journey across all of Time.

I first came in touch with Anthony Piers through the series “Biography of a space tyrant ” and then came to the Immortals series. Norton is an ordinary man who agrees to take on the role of Time after a series The underlying premise of this series is that concepts such as Death, Time, Nature, Fate and War each have an immortal incarnation: Bearing an Hourglass Piers Anthony Snippet beaaring – So it should come as no surprise that “Bearing an Hourglass” is a seriously complex novel, with storylines crisscrossing each other at every opportunity.

He has one male protagonist and one female protagonist that he writes about constantly. On A Pale Horse. He doesn’t even bother making everything tie in together. He also mentioned Asimov in his note. Even the office of Time itself is uninteresting, which is really something coming from me.