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Books in Book Four of Incarnations of Immortality series

  • On a Pale Horse

    Piers Anthony

    Mass Market Paperback (Del Rey, Sept. 12, 1986)
    In this first novel of the Incarnations of Immortality, Piers Anthony combines a gripping story of romance and conflicting loyalties with a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death. This is a novel that will long linger in the reader's mind. Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully unfair. But then he found himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan. Already the prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved.He could see only one possible way to defeat the Father of Lies. It was unthinkable—but he had no other solution!
  • Bearing an Hourglass

    Piers Anthony

    Paperback (Del Rey, Sept. 12, 1985)
    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.
  • Wielding a Red Sword

    Piers Anthony

    Mass Market Paperback (Ballantine Books, Nov. 12, 1987)
    Here in a fourth complete-in-itself novel of the Incarnations of Immortality, Piers Anthony again combines fascinating magic with a gripping, complex struggle between good and evil.Mym was a dutiful son, but his father the Rajah interfered in his love life once too often. Rather than wed without love, he took up the Red Sword, symbol of office of the Incarnation of War.At first he thought his efforts could ameliorate some of the suffering caused by Earth's constant petty wars. But he found that behind all his involvement were the clever traps of Satan.When seeming mischance placed him in Hell, Mym organized a great rebellion among the Damned. And Satan seemed to capitulate. But free again, Mym learned that Satan had been busy stirring up riots and war. Now it seemed things had gone too far and Satan must surely win. There was only one desperate chance. . . .
  • Incarnations of Immortality Omnibus 1

    Piers Anthony

    Hardcover (SFBC, March 15, 2013)
    Death. Time. Fate. War. Nature. Evil. Good. These are the eternal forces that shape our lives. And in Incarnations of Immortality Vol. 1, the first two volumes of Piers Anthony's legendary saga of the everyday men and women who embody these awesome powers are collected together for the first time!In ON A PALE HORSE, Death dies at the hands, and the gun, of a man called Zane. Little doesZane realize that he must now take Death's place. Can he escape Satan's plot to trap him by forcing him to kill the woman he loves? in BEARING AN HOURGLASS, Norton finds meaning in his life by becoming the Incarnation of Time, living backwards from present to past. Gifts from Satan seemed like one of the perks. But they bear a terrible price....
  • Being a Green Mother

    Piers Anthony

    Mass Market Paperback (Del Rey, Sept. 12, 1988)
    Orb had a rare gift--the magic which manifested whenever she sang or played her harp. No one could resist her music. But she knew that greater magic lay in the Llano, the mystic music that controlled all things. The quest for the Llano occupied Orb's life. Until she met Natasha, handsome and charming, and an even finer musician. But her mother Niobe came as an Aspect of Fire, with the news that Orb had been chosen for the role of Incarnation of Nature--The Green Mother. But she also warned of a prophecy that Orb was to marry Evil. Could she be sure that Natasha was not really Satan, the Master of Illusion, laying a trap for her...?
  • Bearing an Hourglass

    Piers Anthony

    Hardcover (Del Rey, July 12, 1984)
    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
  • On a Pale Horse

    Piers Anthony

    Hardcover (Del Rey, March 15, 1983)
    When Zane shot Death, he learned, too late, that he would have to assume his place, speeding over the world riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Sooner than he would have thought possible, Zane found himself being drawn to Satan's plot. Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved...unless he could discover the only way out.... The first novel of the INCARNATIONS OF IMMORATLITY series.
  • With A Tangled Skein

    Piers Anthony

    Hardcover (Del Rey, Sept. 12, 1985)
    In a world where science and magic are equally advanced, Niobe accepts an incarnation as one of the three Fates in order to discover and thwart the plans of Satan
  • On a Pale Horse

    Piers Anthony

    Paperback (Grafton, March 15, 1985)
    After would-be suicide Zane confronts and kills the incarnation of Death, he finds himself forced to assume the office of Death, with all its duties, in a world revolutionized by magic and science
  • Bearing an Hourglass

    Piers Anthony

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Sept. 12, 1985)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
  • Incarnations Of Immortality 05: Being A Green Mother

    Piers Anthony

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Sept. 12, 1988)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
  • On a Pale Horse

    Piers Anthony

    Library Binding (Demco Media, April 1, 1989)
    After would-be suicide Zane confronts and kills the incarnation of Death, he finds himself forced to assume the office of Death, with all its duties, in a world revolutionized by magic and science