Incarnations of Immortality: Bearing an Hourglass 2 by Piers Anthony (1985, Paperback)
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- SynopsisWhen life seemed pointless to Norton, he accepted the position as the Incarnation of Time, even though it meant living backward from present to past. The other seemingly all-powerful incantations of Immortality--Death, Fate, War, and Nature--made him welcome. Even Satan greeted him with gifts. But he soon discovered that the gifts were cunning traps and he had become enmeshed in a complex scheme of the Evil One to destroy all that was good....
- AuthorPiers Anthony
- Number Of Pages384 pages
- SeriesIncarnations of Immortality
- Publication Date1985-09-12
- PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
- Series Volume Number2
- Copyright Date1984
- Weight6.6 Oz
- Height1 In.
- Width4.2 In.
- Length6.9 In.
- LC Classification NumberPS3551.N73B4
- Dewey Decimal813/.54
- Dewey Edition19
Most relevant reviews
- oldauntloloApr 07, 2009by
Bearing an Hourglass
The second book of the Incarnations of Immortality series is an excellent read. The concepts Piers Anthony bring to the whole series is as entertaining as it is original. In this book, the subject is Chronos, The Incarnation of Time, and his battles to triumph over Satan, the Incarnation of Evil. Each Incarnation has his or her flaw and limitation. In this case the special effect is the manner of Chronos' life: he lives backwards. One of the twists throughout the series is the Incarnation of Time's forgetfulness of when things happen. It adds just enough humor to make things interesting. One hint for new readers: read this series in order!
- gabedmondsonNov 07, 2009by
Good fantasy read
If you like Piers Anthony or any sci-fi fantasy novels, this series (Incarnations of Immortality) is a good one, though personally I preferred the first book in the series to this one. I'm hoping the third will be better than this book; I have high expectations. This book is excellent, don't get me wrong, but the first novel, I feel, was better.
- 1011370836@dele...Aug 11, 2010by
I bought the whole Piers Anthony Incarnation series. Packaged well. Quick delivery. Books were just as described. I will definitely buy from this seller again.
- shellirvNov 06, 2005by
Incarnations of Immortality series.
This was the hardest book of them all to understand and really get into, but it is crucial to the series. Time moves any direction it chooses, but reality onmly moves one way. In this book you get a feel for the trials that the incarnation of time must undergo to understand his job and do it well. Excellent series!
- godslife2009Apr 14, 2010by
this is the book Ive always wanted! It is a part of a set of books I believe should be put in a movie.