On A Pale Horse

On A Pale Horse

eBook - 2012
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In this first novel of the Incarnations of Immortality, Piers Anthony combines a gripping story of romance and conflicting loyalties with a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death. This is a novel that will long linger in the reader's mind.

Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others.

Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully unfair. But then he found himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan. Already the prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved.

He could see only one possible way to defeat the Father of Lies. It was unthinkable--but he had no other solution!
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780307815651
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Mar 22, 2017

Sort like Santa Claus in reverse.
Nobody wanted him to visit them.
Unending work with no respect.
Without death, population explosion.
Dark, but trippy ride! Horse could be transformed into car sign of the times.

Mar 13, 2017

While I enjoyed this book, I found the rest of this series much less engaging. On A Pale Horse is definitely worth the read.

Feb 21, 2016

A light read. Worth it.

Feb 18, 2016

I'm not a fan of Piers Anthony in general (on a personal level I find the man utterly distasteful just read his blog for example and you'll find he's a racist, sexist, and has a disturbing fascination of young girls).
But, his Incarnations of Immortality is his best series. And it's a pretty damn good read to boot. Definitely worth reading.

Nov 08, 2014

Not normally my type of reading but I really liked this whole series. It was creative and dark and satiric.

Nov 27, 2013

Piers has some odd ideas about sin. Otherwise, an entertaining adventure with some interesting characters.

Apr 23, 2013

This turned out to be a highly awesome book!!! I highly recommend!!! The concept that Death is a living person is interesting. Zane is a great character!!

Feb 04, 2013

Listened to this story on audio book and well worth a listen, if simply for the great narration skills of George Guidall!! I've not read much along the fantasy genre, but did enjoy this story and look forward to listening to the remaining installations in Piers Anthony's Incarnations series. There was love, hate, humor and a lot of fun--7 out of 10 for me.

Aug 25, 2012

what a ride, death is replacable and thius guy gets the job only to find that Satan is cheating - big surprise for him. LKoved this book. Will read more P.A. books


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