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Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony

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Submitted by Jeff Mayes 
(Oct 31, 2002)

The 'Incarnations of Immortality' series by Piers Anthony is an awesome series of books. I read avidly, sometimes up to 7 books a week, and I do not say this lightly. Piers Anthony is able to write on several levels at once, something only a very few are able to do. This series, for example, is easy to read for pure entertainment. However, it is also a very profound philosophical statement regarding mankind and their unending search for truth. Obviously I do not intend to say that the books are literal, but they do lead in several thought-provoking directions. The very concept of temporary immortal offices being filled by humans is unique in the genre. Well worth the time and price. I would highly recommend this series for people of any age.

Submitted by Nicole Low 
(Oct 13, 2002)

I never read fantasy or science fiction story books and I've always believed that they are crappy. That is until 2 years ago when I was so bored and I just picked up a book from my friend's room and started reading. A few pages into it, I became very interested. And I never looked back ever since.
The book was "On A Pale Horse".

It's amazing really that Piers Anthony can relate to his readers that way. It's something I found very intriguing and somehow it makes me want to go on reading the book without stopping. I've read the entire 7 books of "Incarnations of Immortality" and I still like the first book best which also happened to be the first book from the collection that I read.
He is absolutely brilliant in coming up with these ideas in writing stories beyond anyone's imagination and relating each Incarnation : Death,Time,Fate,War,Nature,Satan and God in the 7 books.

This is one of the most magnificent collection of books I've ever came across and a must have for fantasy & sci fi fans. Let your imagination run wild!!

Submitted by Laura 
(Oct 11, 2002)

This series, along with many of his others, is outstanding. You would begin to wonder what kind of a mind someone has to come up with ideas as horrible and as wonderful with the ones that he does...I heard about this series 2 years ago from a good friend of mine. Thanks to her, as soon as I start reading an Anthony book, I have to force myself to put it down. Well, my friend had said she didn't like it, so of course I had to read it and prove to her that I liked it, and that it was commendable work. the bad thing about me, is I can predict fairly easily what will happen. With all of his books however, I couldn't tell you what the next sentence would be about. It's also eerie how all of the Incarnations and main characters become connected, but that makes it all the more interesting. I recommend this series, and any other book you can find by Anthony, you won't be able to put it down!

Submitted by Devon Cook 
(Aug 16, 2002)

I have to say that this series is the best that i have ever read. Anthony combines Science and Fantasy, creating an excellent storyline that will astound you. Starting with "On a Pale Horse" each book describes an Incarnation. "Pale Horse" deals with the Incarnation of Death, "Bearing an Hourglass" the Incarnation of Time, "With a Tangled Skein" Fate, "Wielding a Red Sword" War, "Being a Green Mother" Nature. The last two books are my favorite.
"For love of Evil" is about the Incarnation of Evil, known as Satan. This book is written beautifuly, describing how a good natured man became the figure of evil, The Devil. "And Enternity" is about the Incarnation of Good, God. Anthony wraps each book with the storyline of another, making the characters connect and you learn more about each character by reading another book. You should read this series, for it has a very interesting view on science, and religion. Anthony is a GENIUS!

Submitted by spirit@peacefulmind.zzn.com 
(Apr 25, 2002)

I absolutely loved this series. Although the first in the series was a little hard for me to get into, once it caught me, I couldn't help but read all the others (in rapid succession). These books are based upon a series of events that is represented in nearly every book, but from a different perspective. My favorite of the series was For Love of Evil- I really liked how Anthony told the plot from a different point of view, it was interesting. Anthony is a master a weaving plots that suck you in before you realize what's happening. If start one of these books, I guarrantee you that you won't be able to put it down!

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