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 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.
While time is forward to him, it is backward to everyone else. Aug 07, Jeremy rated it liked it Recommends it for: I promise you hourgllass gets better. He finds Orlene three years before they first met. 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.
So it should come as no surprise that “Bearing an Hourglass” is a seriously complex novel, with storylines crisscrossing each other at every opportunity. Kind of funny for being a bit formulaic with some bits: Also by Piers Anthony.
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Should actions occur to change the course of the future, his memories will change with it. His Mode novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and he daily receives hundreds… More about Piers Anthony. 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.
Now, if beraing know me, you know that I love stories about time and time travel.
Each book is focussed on a different Incarnation. On a Pale Horse was a hard act to follow. Some time in the future as evidenced by technology in use that is much more advanced than in the first storyNorton —a man of about forty—is living a life of nomadic wandering when a ghost named Gawain asks him to father a child to his wife, Orlene, with whom Norton eventually falls in love. The character, Norton, starts off as a vagabond wanderer with no money, spending his time using his knowledge of magic and science to survive in the synthetic forest parks that mankind has created in the future.
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Finally, this book is an intellectual vacuum. One decision is not the only susceptible weak link.
Gawain then asks Gaea, the Incarnation of Nature, to make the child in his own likeness so his bloodline would continue. However, when he bearjng living backwards, he is not visible to mortals. He ends up in a space western, then randomly in a fantasy thread, all of which take pages and pages that just seem like filler.
We are experiencing technical difficulties. When the plot DOES decide to make an appearance, it proceeds agonizingly slowly. Just not this book. References to this book Computers and Writing: 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 Well, the first book in this series was pretty great.
May 24, Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: Throughout the Incarnations of Immortality series, Anthony has sounded more and more like the characters that star in hoirglass books; in Upon a Pale Horse he sounded depressed and pensive to match the Incarnation in that book Death.
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How this syncs up is never explained, it is simply magic.