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Incarnations of Immortality is the name of an eight-book fantasy series by Piers Anthony. The first seven books each focus on one of seven supernatural "offices" (Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, Evil, Good and Night) in a fictional reality.

Incarnations of Immortality is the name of an eight-book fantasy series by Piers Anthony. The first seven books each focus on one of seven supernatural "offices" (Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, Evil, Good and Night) in a fictional reality and history parallel to ours, with the exception that society has advanced both magic and modern technology. The series covers the adventures and struggles of a group of humans called "Incarnations", who hold these supernatural positions for a certain time.

Book 2 of 8 in the Incarnations of Immortality Series. As with the first novel, the setting is an alternate Earth where magic and science coexist in equal parts. There exist incarnations of Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, Good, and Evil, each of which are offices held by a succession of previously mortal folks.

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Bearing an Hourglass book. Book two in the Incarnations of Immortality series is about the Incarnation of Time. Now, if you know me, you know that I love stories about time and time travel. This storytelling idea holds a great deal of fascination for me. Bearing an Hourglass features the Incarnation of Time, someone who can travel to any point in time, can bend time to his will, and who freaking lives backwards.

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Chapter 1 - GHOST MARRIAGE. But seldom for more than a week or tw. "Maybe you never encountered one who was good enough for a year or tw. Chapter 2 - VERIFICATION. Chapter 3 - THANATOS. "Maybe," Norton agreed without embarrassment. I prefer to think of it as a distinction of philosophy. I am a traveling man; most women are stay-at-homes.

Bearing an Hourglass is the second book in the Incarnations of Immortality series. It follows the role of the Incarnation of Time. First published on July 12, 1984 by Del Rey. It follows On a Pale Horse and is followed by With a Tangled Skein. This summary needs to be shortened and, well, summarized. It will eventually be broken up into each of the chapters.

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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

Comments: (7)

Swordsong
My generosity towards Piers Anthony in my 4-star review of On A Pale Horse does not extend to Bearing an Hourglass. This was my least favorite volume in the series when I first read it in the mid-1980s, and a reread in 2013 did not improve my initial impression of the novel.

As with the first novel, the setting is an alternate Earth where magic and science coexist in equal parts. There exist incarnations of Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, Good, and Evil, each of which are offices held by a succession of previously mortal folks.

This book obviously focuses on Time, or Chronos. I think Anthony just didn't know what to do with Chronos. To his credit (and the best of my recollection), Anthony planned the initial five volumes of this series out in advance, and each tale is interwoven, covering the interactions of the five main Incarnations with each other and with Satan. This might have worked against him in Bearing an Hourglass, as the backward nature of Chronos's life made spoilers an issue going forward. As a result, Chronos spends large sections of the novel away from his brethren doing relatively uninteresting things.

This does not make for scintillating prose. Additionally, some of the pointless musings on quantum physics and Anthony's perennial focus on T&A gets tiresome after awhile. Given how the series unfolds, consider this one a necessary evil to meet some of the essential characters in later books. The pre-Chronos (i.e. Nort) part of the novel is actually quite entertaining, though you still have to slog through the rest.

Fortunately, Fate (With a Tangled Skein) is up next, and I recall her book more than making up for the deficiencies of this one.
Dreladred
Norton is a great character that you grow to love but this book was kind of a bore. The powers of time are nowhere near as interesting as the powers of death (from the first book, On A Pale Horse). And I found there was quite a bit more filler in this book than there was in the first. In the first book, There was a decent enough section of Zane getting used to his powers as Death and how he truly affects people while Norton really just seems focused on fixing his own personal situation with his newfound powers and when he realizes he can't, He kind of goes through the motions of the job.

The plot ties with the first book so I give credit for Piers Anthony on that one. I just think that despite being a fast read, It's boring. The plot starts off well enough but the moment he gets the power of time, It all goes downhill. It's very recycled, plotwise, from the first book and fails to keep you interested. I wish he had gone in another direction with it.
Ganthisc
This is another installment in the series and if you have gotten to this novel than you must be hooked with the series. The interesting thing about all of the novels is how Anthony interconnects all of the characters. While some of the plot elements might seem to repeat themselves slightly, the character development and interaction is what kept me so interested as it was quite well done. Personally, I particularly enjoyed this book in the series as it dealt with a character who travels with an opposite time line than everyone else, making his interactions quite unique.
Ximinon
This was the first book I read of the series, despite it being book two. Each book is a stand-alone book in its own right, so I really don't think it'd matter much in which order you read them. I have the entire series in their first print hardback editions and I count them as among my most treasured. I am working on getting them on audiobook form from Audible Books since they've finally been released in digital audiobook format. It's wonderful that Amazon is finally releasing them in digital print as well, though only the first four books of the seven is available. So in the end I'll have the series in three different formats.

This book is about Father Time and how an ordinary man took the office and the trials and hell he had to go thru to hold and maintain the office. All while living backwards in time. It's a great read, and a very good choice to have in your library.
Llathidan
After reading the first of the series: "On a Pale Horse", I became very hooked on Piers Anthony 's work!

Really enjoy reading his novels.

This one in particular kept my attention throughout. An engaging story about FatherTime. It brought back childhood memories of when I used to play Father Time - but a very different story!

I won't spoil it for anyone. Just to say that I highly recommend it!
Gaudiker
I liked most of this book and thought it followed pretty well to the first one (On a Pale Horse). However there were a few chapters that seemed to drag. Yes the reason for including the CT chapters was resolved in the end, but until that point those terribly written chapters almost made me stop reading this book.
Flamehammer
While not as good as On a Pale Horse, bearing an hourglass delivers a story providing backdrop to the story from the first. It's a little muddled with the overwrought time,space, and reality stuff...and the adventures set up by Satan aren't incredibly interesting. Overall, a solid entry, and Norton is a well developed character with motivations that carry him throughout the novel.
Of course I read these as a teenager growing up in the 70-80's. thought provoking then; comforting now at 50 yrs old; almost a different book when viewed with my 30 yrs experience (wisdom?)
Bearing an Hourglass (Book Two of Incarnations of Immortality) download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0345313143
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey; 1st edition (July 12, 1984)
Pages: 293 pages