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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See how bourglass fun this series can be? Please try again later. Feb 14, Pages Buy. This particular novel focuses on Time or Chronos. As an Anthropologist, I was looking forward to reading a novel about characters set in the early days of human civilization, but it quickly devolved into a caveman sex-romp.

I won’t rant at length about this one, but suffice it to say that I’m equally unimpressed. 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.

In the end, armed with only the Hourglass, Norton was forced to confront the immense power of Satan directly.

Bearing an Hourglass

Feb 13, Sarah Jane Wood rated it beaaring not like it Shelves: But this book, oh wow. I felt the need to shower all the filth off of me after reading this book, but then I thought about how much that would have pleased Anthony and I decided against it.


Aug 31, Juan Valera rated it really liked it. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Thus, as bearkng lives backwards, when his lifetime is up he must pass on the office to an heir.

Norton immediately starts literally living life backwards in time, though he can temporarily go forward to interact with others. Its about a wanderer called Norton who takes the role as the incarnation of Time, known as Chronos.

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The Note at the end of each book is long, but very worth reading. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. More than halfway complete but I cannot continue. Preview — Bearing an Hourglass by Piers Anthony. As Time, he is immune to paradox, and to the possibility of multiple futures. Other books in the series.

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Views Read Edit View history. I hope that doesn’t sound uppity, but he’s really not good for that purpose.

However, when he is living backwards, he is not visible to mortals. And again, Piers Anthony adds to his gripping plot a serious, though-provoking study of good and evil. It’s not the horrible ways that women are or aren’t portrayed.

Feb 02, David Staniforth rated it liked it. This is, of course, why he lives backwards — anthomy would be unable to properly deal with making the future happen as planned if he was unaware of the plan. Lots of “Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze” p Time is responsible for scheduling all human events to make sure everything runs smoothly, and the natural laws like cause and effect are honoured.


We appreciate your feedback. Aug 22, Pia Mogollon rated it really liked it. There is no relation between these “adventures” and the main plot line of the story. Every female character was introduced from the standpoint of her sexual appeal and there was not a single brain between them all.

But, there certainly are gimmicks galore. This way, he can continue to see Orlene.

While he had been distracted, he had become enmeshed in a complex scheme of the Evil One to destroy all that was good. The main character, Norton meets a ghost by the name of Gawain who asks Norton to marry his wife.

Each jourglass is focussed on a different Incarnation. Mr Anthony Piers may I bow down and congratulate you on your amazing writing.

This novel is contaminated wit Poor George Guidall is such a great voice actor that he’s often hired to read horrible novels.

Even Satan greeted him with gifts.