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Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony

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Submitted by Anonymous 
(Apr 04, 2003)

Piers Anthony is a brilliant man. This series has an excellent entertainment value as well as a tendency to cause readers to take a step back and contemplate the way they view the world. I have read almost all of Anthony's books, and his insight into the human mind is astounding. This is my absolute favorite series by Piers Anthony and a mustread for everyone.

Submitted by Charlie Walsh 
(Apr 04, 2003)

I read this entire series a couple years ago, and have recently been reminded of it. It's simply amazing as a whole. Individually, some books are weaker than others. The book about nature is probably the slowest of all. The books are all intertwined, but are nonlinear, i.e. the first book, about Death, if I remember correctly, takes place after the second book, about Time. If that's not correct, at least take the idea of what I mean by nonlinear. But it all ties in together perfectly at the end of it all, that's the redeeming factor of the Nature book. You get to see how it all ties together.

One of my favorite aspects of the books is how it kind of shatteres our preconception of these characters. Death is portrayed as a sympathetic man, whereas we've all been brought up seeing the character of Death as a cold and frightening being. My favorite character of the series is Satan. It's also the character who's stereotype is the most demolished, but it all makes sense.

Piers Anthony's mind worked on a different level of reality back when he wrote these, and it's a fantastic world.

Submitted by Brad Schlemmer 
(Jan 19, 2003)

My friend told me about On A Pale Horse and the whole plot, I read the first chapter and I dove into this book. I've been reading these books ever since, I started only a month ago and now I am on Wielding A Red Sword, the third book about War. These books really are amazing.

Submitted by Heather 
(Jan 19, 2003)

I have only recently read the first book of Piers Anthony`s series 'incarnations of immortality' and I must say this is a superb first book you can bet I`ll have to read the rest, I recommend it to anyone who is interested in a very good read.

Submitted by Anne Surkey 
(Dec 18, 2002)

This series expresses natural occurances in an unnatural manner. Death is portrayed as a kind person, willing to do kind deeds for other people. This is usually not how society envisions death, and it intrigues me to see an author turn this unique concept into text. Thanks Piers for the great series!
~so far I have read about 30 books from Piers and they are all amazing!~

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