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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The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. I would have to anthiny the book isnt great on its own, but I’ve been missing the bigger picture – this is a second book of an 8 book series. Gawain then asks Gaea, the Incarnation of Nature, to make the child in his own bsaring so his bloodline would continue.

Instead of it being incorporated more easily there are large infodumps in this title which are mostly confusing rather than interesting.

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Final combination team and along the way, they all fight the trickery of Satan. And again, Piers Anthony adds to his gripping plot a serious, though-provoking study of good and evil. Bearing an Hourglass Snthony Anthony Snippet hourglasz – On A Pale Horse. He can bend time red and yellow and fix tangled threads in the tapestry blue show others their future which is in fact his past grey he also choose course of time and all major historical events Brown.

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Kind of funny for being a bit formulaic with some bits: After much pestering, Chronos finally hurglass the position. Just before getting home, he consigns a small baby orphan with “cute little tentacles and prettily shining eye facets” p to the care of Bat – “Baby Bem” p Throughout the Incarnations of Immortality series, Anthony has sounded more and more like the characters that star in the books; in Upon a Pale Horse he sounded depressed bearinv pensive to match the Incarnation in that book Death.


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The story twists and weaves within itself such that the reader will return to a point in time that happened in chapter 1 sometime around chapter 15, but with the perspective of someone that now knows exactly what’s happening. Sections are standalone short stories with the main character, but unrelated to overall plot in every but the vaguest sense. Therefore makes no sense he raves “never want any woman but her” p Where the first one was set in a mostly modern s world, but enhanced with Magic, this one takes place in a science fiction 21st Century with interplanetary travel, virtual reality, and matter transmission, enhanced by Magic.

Satan claims to have the power to travel the whole universe, since evil permeates all of reality, and gives Norton some samples of this ability by having him travel to other planets where, Satan claims, time flows backwards, allowing Norton to live normally and to get involved in both a space opera “Bat Durston and the BEMS ” and an epic fantasy adventure.

So, with visions of a splintered wardrobe, tumbled books, dog eared pages to unbend and an angry landlord with a scary mother, I’m moving all my books onto the floor. I read this book in Middle School and thought it was amazing.

When life seemed pointless to Norton, he accepted the position as the Incarnation of Time, even though it meant living backward from present to past. 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 delivering.

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Others were characterized as stout or heavy-set, the worse case being when the author describes Lyla as having “flab” on her chin and thighs and Norton’s reaction of disgust. Much like the other Incarnations, Time’s Robe protects him from any kind of physical harm. To Light a Candle.

Not sure how to get back home, Norton starts toying with the hourglass, travelling all the way back to the beginning of the observable universe and all the way to its end from the big bang to the point where all matter became trapped in black holes and realises that, since the Incarnations’ magic does not extend beyond Earth, his adventures on other planets were illusions created by Satan, and that Norton had, in fact, never left Earth.


The main character, Norton meets a ghost by the name of Gawain who asks Norton to marry his wife. I am hopeful that the other reviews are right in suggesting that this is the worst book of the series, because the concept is great. Satan is able to take him into fictional stories, the first being a sci-fi one, the second being a fairly generic sword-and-sorcery fantasy.

It’s not the boring bits. Feb 14, Pages Buy. Preview — Bearing an Hourglass by Piers Anthony. His robe is also the hourglazs area for his personal time flow, though he can of course expand it to bring other things along with him when he travels. Bearing an Hourglass is book 2 of the Incarnations of Immortality series.

Piers is a self-proclaimed environm Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. Norton goes back to the forests completely broken, however the ghost haunts him still, advising that he has organised another woman to be his ‘widow’ and asks him to repeat the hourgoass.

Anthony had a LOT of fun writing this book, playing around with the ideas of paradox, time travel, alternate realities, terrene and contraterrene worlds, space travel, and the like.