Bearing An Hourglass

Bearing An Hourglass

Book - 1984
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Random House, Inc.
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, Piers Anthony adds to his gripping plot a serious, though-provoking study of good and evil. 

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. 

The other seemily all-powerful Incarnates 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. While he had been distracted, he had become enmeshed in a complex scheme of the Evil One to destroy all that was good. 

In the end, armed with only the Hourglass, Norton was forced to confront the immense power of Satan directly. And though Satan banished him to Hell, he was resolved to fight on.

Baker & Taylor
Norton, grief-stricken over the death of his child and the suicide of his beloved, volunteers to become the Incarnation of Time and finds himself enmeshed in Satan's foul plot to destroy all that is good.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1984, (1992 printing)
ISBN: 9780345313157
0345313151
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 18 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 22, 2017

Thoughtful logical book.
VPL needs a new copy.

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jmdeinken
Mar 01, 2013

Listened to this story on audio book--George Guidall is an amazing narrator for this series!! So on to my review--the first two disks were a 10 out of 10 for me!! Then, not so good--the next 2 disks were too much Sci Fi for me, and the space man kept coming back, although his second appearance I found more enjoyable. Also too much physics and theory of relativity. The last couple disks turned around and I LOVED the ending!! Overall a 7 out of 10 for me.

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