Is actually doing anything Parry sees it his role
to find vil try to bring innate vil out in people so it becomes obvious not to actually create find vil or try to bring innate The Preachers Kid evil out in people so it becomes obvious not to actually create itself In a manner of speaking he is fulfilling the roles of both God and Satan in trying to sort out who is truly good and who is trulyvil Indeed he forms a friendship with JHVH the minor Incarnation of Good for the Jews This book assumes that O Testamento each faith denomination has its own Incarnation and that God is merely the most prominent one which helps some with some of the problems I had with Wielding a Red SwordSo idea and character are both done uite well in this book and these are arguably my two most important criteria fornjoying a novel The place where the book suffers however is plot which is why I stopped short of giving this book a full five stars As I said Anthony tried to address both the readers who were familiar with his previous books and those who weren t and in doing so I think he compromised the plot a little too much Because we re following the life of a character who we ve seen in all five of the previous Incarnations novels we necessarily have to revisit the plots of these five novels at times repeating Gangbang Slut entire scenes That I don t mind so much but I feel like Anthony rushed this part of the novel a little too much I think he was afraid of being viewed as unoriginal in spite of his protestations to the contrary and was afraid of boring his loyal readers with stuff they d already read It was interesting the view the scenes from a different perspective butven that perspective seemed a little rushed and haphazard I felt like the first two thirds of the novel was done very well There wasn t much of a plot but it was the same sort of thing as we saw in On a Pale Horse where the plot took a backseat to idea and character development which I didn t mind at all But the last third of the novel felt almost obligatory and though it wasn t as much of a slog to get through as other things Anthony has written I didn t One Con Glory enjoy it as much as the rest of the bookBut it is worth pointing out that for the most part the problems with that part of the plot are the same problems I had with the plot of the previous novels that this book was revisiting particularly Being a Green Mother which still felt overly contrived and not terribly clever Overall I very muchnjoyed reading this book again It was a nice change of pace from the somewhat meh offerings of the last two novels in the series a solid bit of character writing and a good look at the nature of Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows evil and the role of Satan A few flaws but overallnjoyable and thought provokingWorth Rating Worth owning used Maybe my adult mind would think otherwise but this anti hero s journey was pretty badass to my teenage mind Mr Anthony always did a great job with the preceding Incarnations as the philosophical uestions suggestions and revelations of Death Time Fate War and Nature A few books were better than others but ALL of the books were at least 4 stars and were all The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) excellent readsI was blown away by this sixth volume of Incarnations of Immortality and the development of Satan s character It s a fantstic readxploring good and Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, evil and tackling some hard uestions The revelation that God I ve read this book a few times over the years and I ll state the same thing at the beginning of reviewing all the I of I books this is a re read and the first time reviewing the books I m reviewing all of the books after I finished re reading thentire series which I don t normally do didn t do deliberately this time A Fairly Honourable Defeat eitherthis book was actually read over the summer 2016 but I m counting it as a 2017 book because that s why I m finally getting around to writing the reviewSo I still have to say this is one of my favorite Piers Anthony booksver of all time and that s saying something It wasn t always one of my favorites but once I hit adulthood it uickly became a favorite it still is though I wouldn t rate it in ven a top 20 all time overall favorite book list It s genius to think of Satan as a human being and it s fascinating to see how that human being changes over the course of hundreds of years in his role as Satan The Incarnation of Immortality is heavily featured in all the books in this series of course but he s the star in this one and he does shine I really really like him as a human like him throughout most of the book really He does a few things here and there that I wish he hadn t done but it makes him so so human and really it just adds SO much to the book to see ven an Incarnation make a mistake His story continues in the next book in the series and as far as I m concerned the last book in the series because book 8 is Ath of wickedness and depravity by Lilah the harlot demoness Parry thrived first as a sorceror then as a monk and finally as a feared inuisitorBut it wasn't until his mortal flame was xtinguished that I ve mentioned before that Piers Anthony suffers from what like to
Call Book Syndrome second book syndrome the second books he writes in a series suffers greatly in comparison to the first ither because the first book raised The Man Without a Face expectations unreasonably high or because after successfully publishing the first book in the a series the author doesn t feel the need to try as hard for the second I know I m supposed to be reviewing the sixth book in this particular series but I have a point bear with me So far none of the books in the Incarnations of Immortality series have uite reached the level of the first book On a Pale Horse which achieved a near perfect balance of idea character and plot For Love of Evil however the sixth book in the series comes the closestIt sasy nough to see why that is The original series was only supposed to be five books long there was a fairly long gap between books five and six and Piers Anthony switched publishers going from Del Rey
where he stablished his three best known series Xanth Apprentice Adept he Gone (Gone, established his three best known series Xanth Apprentice Adept Incarnations of Immortality to Ace where all three of those series got something of a facelift Xanth started a new magical trilogy following the first nine books with a new storyline Apprentice Adept followed up the original trilogy with a new story following the next generation of characters and Incarnations took its story beyond the original five Incarnations and published two novels looking at the two major Incarnations in the story Evil and GoodIn many ways For Love of Evil which as its name implies follows the Incarnation of Evil or Satan reads like a first book in a series Anthony stated in the author s note of this book that he was attempting to write this book for those who had read the first five books of the series and those who hadn t But to the point I think he also needed to write a book that his new publishers would actually publish There would be no coasting allowed hereSatan is a character who we have met as the main antagonist in the previous five books of the series well four and a half anyway and it would seem that his character is fairly straightforward he svil But in the previous novel we saw that Satan though the Incarnation of Evil is capable of love as he fell in love with Orb the Incarnation of Nature and proved his love by Threads Of The Shroud effectively destroying himself and leaving his office And this novel takes us back farther than any of the books in the series so far have to medieval times where we meet a young sorcerer s apprentice named Parry and his young wife Jolie The first chapters of the novel follow Parry through his life through a number of tragedies and finally we watch Parry slowly become corrupted byvil culminating in him becoming the Incarnation of Evil himself the character of SatanBut All Seated on the Ground evil is a very subjective thing and one of thing this novel does uite well isxplore the very nature of not only what Untitled. evil is but what the role of the Prince of Evil would be The character of Satan has two very conflicting roles in our mythology On the one hand he s supposed to be the antithesis of God the veryssence of Wiring everythingvil in the world But on the other hand he also punishes Against All Odds evil overseeing Hell wherevil souls go Parry himself struggles with this and Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage eventually concludes that Satan and God should really be in cooperation withach other working together to sort out the good from the The DOS evil in the worldAnd this is also the first novel in which we actually get to see God the Incarnation of Good In the previous novels God never appears and there s some uestion as to whether God is simply honoring a covenant not to interfere in the lives of mortals or whether he sven paying attention This novel confirms the latter which is a common Against All Odds enough feeling among many If there really is a great power of Good watching over the world why is there so muchvil in the world This will be Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism explored in the seventh installment of the series of course but a great deal ofxploration happens here as wellThe character of Parry is also a fascinating one This is another book like With a Tangled Skein that covers a long period of time and follows the whole life of a person The first chapters showing Parry s corruption were very interesting to me as different definitions of Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils evil werexplored and we saw that Parry always had the seeds of corruption within him because as a sorcerer he very often dealt in deception so it was Payment Due easynough for him to assume the office of the Prince of Lies We also see very often that Parry is doing things that are technically vil but doing them for a good cause both as the mortal Parry and also as Satan Indeed Satan is painted as the only one of the two major powers who. Parry was a gifted musician and an apprentice in the arts of White Magic But his life of sweet promise went disastrously awry following the sudden violent death of his beloved JolieLed down the twisted ,
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it part of series I pretend it doesn t xistThat being said my comment applies Pierspart of the series I pretend doesn t Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, existThat being said my standard comment applies Piers is a pig so much so that sometimes I m ashamed of reading his books as a woman and I will neverver actually pay money on one of his books because I just can t support an author who devalues women as much as he does at least these books aren t uite as bad as the Xanth books are The concept is so cool and the way he writes it so painful and juvenilebut this one really was the greatest one in the series I mean it s about replacing the devil how could it not be So I give it The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, extra points Book source Home libraryParry was the adopted son to a very competent sorcerer Even though he was not the sorcerer s biological offspring he proved to have an aptitude for magic as well as having an uncommonly gifted singing voice When his beloved wife Jolie and his father die in the Albigensian Crusade precipitated by the mischief of Lucifer he joins the Brotherhood to hide and plot his revenge against the Horned One After thwarting a major plot of Lucifer s a demoness is sent to corrupt Parry and corrupt him she does In 1250 just as Parry s ailing body was ready to give up Lucifer appeared to claim his soul in person However Parry countered the spell Lucifer threw at him and with his dying breath he claimed the Office of Evil taking the name SatanAfter reading the first five books in this series much of the middle part of this story I start this by saying that I m still impressed with Anthony s imagination and ability to hold many character threads togetherHowever this is not at all a strongntry in the Incarnations series The main character Parry is a sorcerer in training in the Middle Ages already I m a little wary being a medievalist And rightly so Franciscans in France what because Anthony unfortunately twists history just Turbulence enough to fit the addition of magic but notnough to make it look purposeful Alternate histories need to be blatantly alternate but a lot of this just felt like he was reading Dan Brown for fact checkingAlso for all his wit and grace with language this volume has the unfortunate tendency to lapse into telling at the moments of critical importance And then his plan was about to come to fruition and he was so close And here s how other people reacted and it went according to plan and things were fine The Tropical Bioproductivity end What There were just a lot of solid build ups and completely anticlimactic letdowns in the adventures of ParrySatan which by the by felt rather long about 23 of the way throughI return to this series after about three or so years hiatus I think so I d forgotten a lot of what had happened in the first five volumes Fortunately Anthony has a lot of catch up going on in this narrative Unfortunately he does it in such a way that it s very much And Here s What You Need To Know To Understand This Reference which just kicked me out of the storyOh and in case you were wondering Hell is Dante s model Straight upI ll track down volume 7 because I hate to leave a series unfinished but I do hope it s better than this one This just felt flat the whole way round which is really bad when you re dealing with something as volatile as Evil This is my favorite book of thentire series It is actually dangerous because it actually makes a lot of sense and will most likely make the reader see Satan in a different light Personally I like this angle very much A good wizard becomes a priest rises in the clergy is seduced by a succubus and in his doting age assumes t I might be a minority here I bought this book without prior knowledge of other Incarnations of Immortality seri This was the best book in the Incarnations of Immortality Series Though I am generally put off by books that try to humanize God and the Devil Piers Anthony did it so well it can be forgiven The paradox that a soul should be condemned for a sin that was only committed because the soul was condemned draws attention to the one of the most Elizabeth Ann Seton excruciating theologic issues in Christianity That is How can a person commit a sin if the commission of that sin is part of God s plan and anxpression of His willThere is a tendency to overcritizie on the appearant disconnection of God from His creation but again that is forgivable in the context in which theologic uestions are raised At the time I read this book I was a lot less forgiving of these points and less capable wise of understanding that the point was not to bash Christianity but to cause the reader to analyze their own veiws Any book that makes a person think on that level is deserving of high marks Since it was also well written and Die Postmoderne Konstellation entertaining itarned the max. Arry found his true calling as the Incarnation of Evil And at the gates of Hell he prepared to wage war on the master himself Lucifer the dark lord with dominion over the infernal realms the ultimate pri.