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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He also schedules notable births and deaths, important events in people’s lives and in history, and makes sure the flow of time remains stable when it is bent, as it is by his allowance that piera other Incarnations are also capable of local hourglasd.

He needed to leave the hard science to Asimov in my opinion. The first story introduced Death to us. And again, Piers Anthony adds to his gripping plot a serious, though-provoking study of good and evil.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. To make a long review longer, a lot of this book is important to the rest of the series, and I do feel as if it’s important to hear each Incarnation’s point of view for the series as a whole, but it’s still my least favorite of the series. Sing the Four Quarters. Well, the first book in this series was pretty great. After much harassment from bourglass ghost, Norton visits the widow and they actually fall in love.

The Desert and the Blade. But having power over spacetime and being able to travel anywhere within seems to be a more than adequate compensation for having to live backward and seeing everyone move forward.

I understand why he does, but it just seems like there’s these huge gaping holes in the story line that is just ignored, all these holes created by the fact that he lives backwards. Another problem is that a substantial amount of the book is simply Norton trying to figure things out in a logical manner.


At least I’m not as offended at the shallowness of the characters as I am in Anthony’s other books. Gawain explains to Norton that Chronos lives backwards in time until the moment of the birth—or conception, it is never made clear—of the office holder’s previous self, who is still living forwards.

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Want to Read saving…. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was as if a real writer was talking directly to me.

Hourglass was off beaaring a quick and compelling start, but once Norton became so downtrodden that he was easy to manipulate into accepting the Office of The Incarnation of TIme, the book started to unravel for me. That’s what we have here.

In the end, armed with only the Hourglass, Norton was forced to confront the immense power of Satan directly. May 24, Patrick braring it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It’s not the fact that the hero is just such a moron. Common terms and phrases Agleh Alicorn amulet antimatter anyway Atropos baby balk Bemme Bems better black hole blaster chamber Chronos Clotho colour course creature cried Damsel demon dragon Dursten Earth Evil Sorceress Excelsia exclaimed eyes favour Femme finger forward Gaea galaxy Gawain ghost glanced globular cluster glow green gunks hand head Hell hole horn hour Hourglass human Incarnation knew Lachesis living backwards Luna magic mean minion monster moved nature never normal Norton agreed Norton asked Norton looked Norton protested Norton sighed Anthpny Orlene’s paradox paused Perhaps person pieharps Piers Anthony planet Prince of Evil Purgatory reality realized remember reverse ring Satan seemed ship shrugged smiled snake Sning space spaceman Squeeze sure Sword tell tentacles termites Thanatos there’s thing thought threads took touched turned the sand walked wall watch woman.

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Today, I suppose I would just read his blog which would be cheaperbut it was a thrill for me to know that at the end of even a mediocre novel there would be an insight into the real world of Piers Anthony. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Somehow “the maximum that could last is about four years”. It’s not even a good “Teenage Boy Book”. Overall a forgettable book. This man is needed as Thanatos to protect his girlfriend, Luna Kaftan, from Satan’s mischief so she can go into politics and fulfill a prophecy of thwarting Satan.


He lets go of the aforesaid former love rather easily in the end, and this supposedly driving motivation just fades away.

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Because somebody says so, that’s why. He became a naturalized U. Aug 22, Pia Mogollon rated it really liked it. The plots of the first two books have been interesting, although I found many drawbacks. In his Antohny 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.

He also realises that this will make it impossible to have a relationship with the forward-living Orlene. In the process, I’m reminiscing over my favourite books and wasting a lot of time, and eventually find a book that I have never read. About Bearing an Hourglass Like On a Pale Horse, this second, complete-in-itself novel of the Incarnations of Immortality is a richly imagined and always fascinating story.

Bearing an Hourglass Paperback book cover. The review must be at least 50 characters long. But even a rose growing out of shit is still a shitty rose. The general basis of the series, as near as I can tell, is Satan attempting to gain power and the other anthoby incarnations meaning those other than God attempting to prevent Bearijg rise to power. None of the characters left any impression on me whatsoever.

I first came in touch with Anthony Piers through the series “Biography of a space tyrant ” and then came to the Immortals series. There are whole chapters in this book that contain nothing but pure distraction, offering only minimal connection to the story.