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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Anthonu, it seems that Anthony’s ideas of beauty and what women should look like are as flawed as his plot. When life seems pointless to Norton, he accepts the position of Incarnation of Time. Looking at this book, I think I kind of get why, but let me get the basics out of the way first. I can imagine that the story becomes more and more complex and intertwined as the series progresses.

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On basis of one conversation “he likes you” p peirs, suggests for Chronos Time job. I no longer feel obligated to like Piers Anthony. Very often the “rescue” moments were so tidy and convenient it felt unfair! The review must be at least 50 characters long. Monster has “no head. He dabbles, dawdles, diddles nurse Helga, who doesn’t mention previous – or was it later?

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Even bfaring office of Time itself is uninteresting, which is really something coming from me. Trivia About Bearing an Hourgl Gawain then reappears and offers Norton something else: These sections are bad sci-fi, extremely shallow and fun. The Note at the end of each book is long, but very worth reading.

To ask other readers questions about Bearing an Hourglassplease sign up. Bearing an Hourglass is a fantasy novel by Piers Anthony. Nov 11, M. It’s all of the above plus a miasma of icky that permeates the book. This should be a book of endless fascination, one of my favorites in the whole series. Today, I suppose I would just read his blog which would be cheaperbut it was a thrill for me to know that at the end of even baring mediocre novel there would be an insight into the real world of Piers Anthony.


It’s not the fact that the hourylass is just such a moron. And again, Piers Anthony adds to his gripping plot a serious, though-provoking study of good and evil. Strawberry Reviews rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not giving up, Satan tries one more time by trapping Norton on one of the other planets he had an adventure on. This audiobook can be houfglass to on: The shining light are several 30 page stretches of shallow fun.

Aug 07, Jeremy rated it liked it Recommends it for: This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Is Clotho in this book Niobe and if so, does that mean that Norton’s been sleeping with Niobe’s granddaughter Orlene before he sleeps with Niobe? Norton notes enemy is “similar to our own kind. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. It certainly is a very interesting combination of the first two books. He meets a ghost that requests he impregnate his living wife so that he may have an heir.

Instead of peak excitement, hours stretch and stretch and I was somewhat disappointed by this book, although looking at it now, it seems about as good as the previous one, and maybe better in some ways.

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The book however spends a lot of time on the character’s background before he becomes Chronos. Isle of Woman really upset me. Again, it was not terrifically interesting. Norton is merely lonely, sad, mourning, grieving; he misses attention of Orlene, who now dotes only on babe. anthoyn

I have since found that most time travel stories fall quickly into complicated storytelling but this one was especially convoluted. The Incarnations work together so the books apparently all interweave into each other. Piers is a self-proclaimed environm Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to hougglass in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six.


I do believe this is one of Anthony’s better series, but there’s a lot of promise to the series, and for some of the books, a lot of promise and not a lot of 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: She cannot see Gawain, but does see yourglass glow anthong for her perfect mate, pampers Norton, gives him magic ring he calls Sning, that talks in squeezes, one for yes, anthoy for no, three for dunno.

Every female character was introduced from the standpoint of her sexual appeal and there was not a single brain between them all. This second book was tiresome at times, cheesy beaeing times, but I powered through it.

But even though I can tell that Norton defeated Satan and won the day, it really feels like absolutely nothing was accomplished.

Other books in the series. What do you know? Piers Anthony is such a misogynist prick, but he sometimes wrote fun stories.

They’re just not that great. Also, Norton’s debates with Satan paled in comparison with Zane’s debates with him in On a Pale Horse, which were more thought-provoking and morally ambiguous.

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I also found some of the dialogue clunky and unrealistic, as that too tried to shoehorn further explanation.

Sep 04, Jaimey rated it liked it. I have to admit I skimmed some of this one You’ve successfully reported this review.