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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This travel is, of course, failsafed to not allow him to end up in deep space or inside a wall or the earth itself.

However, the most egregious sin of this book was its objectification of women. OK, I’m giving up. Oct 30, Anastacia rated it liked it Shelves: Again, it was not terrifically interesting. He is also responsible for guaranteeing that the baering of history flows as it should.

I found this book while going through my bookshelf. Boy has this journey been rewarding.

And Norton, the man who becomes the Incarnation of Time, is no different. Uourglass every book, I keep coming back to feeling like I’m reading a dirty old man’s wildest fantasy.

Bearong single women sounded the same- big breasted, thin, nice rump, shining hair, etc. Norton is merely lonely, sad, mourning, grieving; he misses attention of Orlene, who now dotes only on babe.

I had mixed feelings about Norton himself. Needless to say, after pages, it gets a bit old. There are also several chunks of chapter-long text that I had to skip, because as a more informed reader, I just found them to be unnecessary, laboured, and boring.

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These sections are bad sci-fi, extremely shallow and fun. See 1 question about Bearing an Hourglass…. In his LONG author’s note in the back of the book, Anthony leads you to believe that the holes in the story line will be answered later on in the series, but this never happens. As Norton is no longer fooled by Satan’s illusions, Satan stops trying to exploit him. Every female character was introduced from the standpoint of her sexual appeal and there was not a single brain between them all.


Where the first one was set in a mostly modern s world, but enhanced with Magic, this one houtglass place in a science fiction 21st Century with interplanetary travel, virtual reality, and matter transmission, baring by Magic. I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that Chronos lives backwards. On the Oceans of Eternity. Ratings and Reviews 0 2 star ratings 0 reviews. Piers Anthony is such a misogynist prick, but he sometimes wrote fun stories.

With the other incarnations, Death, Fate, War, and Nature already distracting him, Satan springs a cunning trap. In between all of this, the book is totally bogged down with some really hard to follow scientific stuff on how time works and why it works, and how it interacts with magic, space, and the other incarnations.

With a Tangled Skein. I found it to initially be clever, but reading backwards sentences become somewhat of a chore after a while. But even after reading this book at least twice, I have no idea why the Incarnation of Time is even needed or what exactly he does, aside from travel through time and sleep with Fate.

Time, because of his nature, is the only Ah that is actually required to pass along his office at an exact schedule. However, when he is living backwards, he is not visible to mortals.

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Item s unavailable for purchase. I have not read any other Anthony but, for ten years, have found the very idea of this series intriguing. Retrieved from ” https: Because Norton lives backwards in time, his past is everyone else’s future, making him an isolated character even among the other Incarnations. Common terms and phrases Agleh Alicorn amulet antimatter anyway Atropos baby balk Bemme Bems better black hole blaster chamber Chronos Clotho colour course creature cried Damsel demon dragon Dursten Earth Evil Sorceress Excelsia exclaimed eyes favour Femme finger forward Gaea galaxy Gawain ghost glanced globular cluster glow green gunks hand head Hell hole horn hour Hourglass human Incarnation knew Lachesis living backwards Luna magic mean minion monster moved nature never normal Norton agreed Norton asked Norton looked Norton protested Norton sighed Orlene Orlene’s paradox paused Perhaps person pieharps Piers Anthony planet Prince of Evil Purgatory reality realized remember reverse ring Satan seemed ship shrugged smiled snake Sning space spaceman Squeeze sure Sword tell tentacles termites Thanatos there’s thing thought threads took touched turned the sand walked wall watch woman.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This audiobook can be listened to on: There are multiple things in the series you’ll miss out on if you don’t read this one. I’ve learned to do the same in my writing: I read the first Immortals series a long time back on a PDF document while in college and since I have set myself on an adventure to find these classics from second hand book stores and after nearly 8 years I reached the second one.

May 24, Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: Humans have known this ever since we first began to entertain the idea of time travel and of paradox.

No, that wasn’t as interesting as it sounds.