On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality #1)

On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality #1)

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by Piers Anthony
     
 

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When Zane shot Death, he learned, too late, that he would have to assume his place, speeding over the world riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Sooner than he would have thought possible, Zane found himself being drawn to Satan's plot. Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he

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When Zane shot Death, he learned, too late, that he would have to assume his place, speeding over the world riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Sooner than he would have thought possible, Zane found himself being drawn to Satan's plot. Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved...unless he could discover the only way out....
The first novel of the INCARNATIONS OF IMMORATLITY series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345338587
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Series:
Incarnations of Immortality Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
116,614
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Wesker_Chick More than 1 year ago
This book is compeling and will grip you right from the first page...and won't let go till the very last. It makes you stop and think about the concept of Death and just who has the right to die. Plus, who can resist a mix of magic and technology with Satan there to gum up the works! I loved this book from begenning to end and just couldn't put it down. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in fantasy and, above all, the ideas behind death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it can be a little strange at times, and almost to the point of cheesiness, I found myself coming back for more. What you would call a "page turner". Character development is good and it's a very easy read, without being easy to the point of simplicity. If you can get past the cheesiness (magic stones and flying carpets) it's a very good book. I went on the buy the next 3 in the series, which have all been just as interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually bought this book cause work was pretty slow at the time and I needed something to do, and I liked it so much I ended up reading the entire series. So, I strongly recommend this book and the rest of the series.
chrissysnow More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended his books to me. This was the first of his that I read but it definitely won't be the last. I have read a few others and each is refreshingly unpredictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge piers anthony fan. This series has always been my favorite because of how easily his stories flow and the ability to imagine the characters as he describes them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some would say that this book is more for kids but isay that they dont fully grasp all the notes and points that this book is making. A good read no matter what
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Excellent
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AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Love this concept! *Book source ~ My home library. Zane is a mediocre man that has led a less than stellar life. After purchasing a worthless Wealthstone from a magic shop he decides he’d be better off dead. Having acquired a gun by chance he decides to aerate his head. However, right before he pulls the trigger Death walks through the door startling Zane. Zane turns the gun on Death and kills him instead. The door opens again and Fate walks in to tell him that since he killed Death he must now fill the office. Zane’s life is about to get weird. Back in 1997 a friend gave me a copy of this book. I had no idea what it was about or that I would devour it and all subsequent sequels with a veracity little seen. I was fascinated with the idea that Death is an office held by a living person. Not just Death, but Time, Fate, War and Green Mother as well as God and Satan though their offices were a tad different than the others. Also, the setting is interesting, where science and magic live side-by-side. How cool would that world be? It was interesting watching Zane struggle to fulfill his office to the best of his ability. He may have been a loser in life, but he wanted to do a good job as Death. There were times he wanted to give up (not possible while his soul was in balance) and times when the rules frustrated him. So he changed some of them to suit his purpose hoping that when his trial time was up he would get a good report. Among all the things Zane has to learn about the job there is a much larger plot going on behind the scenes and it has to do with a woman he meets through a powerful magician client. Her name is Luna and he falls in love with her. But Satan has other plans for her and it becomes a battle between Satan and Death, a battle Zane is determined to win. The subject matter got a little weighty at times, but it really didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this book. Since 1997, I have read this book several times and have enjoyed it each and every time. 
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Love the book greatest gift my uncle gave me
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This is my favorite series by Piers Anthony! READ THEM ALL!
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I read these books in the 90's. I was checking to see if on nook so happy to see they do going to order.
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I highly recommend this whole story line!
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