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With a Tangled Skein (Incarnations of Immortality #3)
     

With a Tangled Skein (Incarnations of Immortality #3)

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by Piers Anthony
 

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When the man Niobe loved was shot, she learned that she had been the target, in a devious plot of the Devil's. Hoping for revenge, she discovered, too late, how intricate his scheming was, and that he had managed to trap her son and her granddaughter, Luna. Niobe's only chance to save them was to accept a challenge by the Prince of Deceit--a challenge to be decided in

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When the man Niobe loved was shot, she learned that she had been the target, in a devious plot of the Devil's. Hoping for revenge, she discovered, too late, how intricate his scheming was, and that he had managed to trap her son and her granddaughter, Luna. Niobe's only chance to save them was to accept a challenge by the Prince of Deceit--a challenge to be decided in Hell and in a maze of Satan's devising!


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307549556
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/24/2008
Series:
Incarnations of Immortality Series , #3
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
75,235
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Piers Anthony, sometimes called Pier Xanthony, is the pseudonym of a Mundane character who was born in England in 1934, came to America in 1940, was naturalized in 1958, and moved to Xanth in 1977. His first story was published in 1963, and his first novel, Chthon, in 1967. His first Xanth novel, A Spell for Chameleon, won the August Derleth Fantasy Award as the best novel for 1977, and his fantasy novels began placing on the New York Times bestseller list with Ogre, Ogre. He shifted from writing in pencil to writing on the computer, and Golem in the Gears was his first novel created on the machine; naturally, the computer found its way into Xanth.

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With a Tangled Skein (Incarnations of Immortality #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Wesker_Chick More than 1 year ago
The third in the "Incarnations of Immortality" series, this is the book that really starts to tie the characters from previous books together. You soon learn that Niobe is tied to characters from both "On A Pale Horse" and "Bearing An Hourglass" and becomes pivitol in the later books. Personality wise, she is a gripping character and grows within the story, which is a very important component to any story. I do recommend that you read "On A Pale Horse" and "Bearing An Hourglass" first, just because characters from those books show up again in this one.
silverwindintx More than 1 year ago
Rating: Excellent Review By: Tiffany Martin Book three of Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality explores the aspect of Fate in her three guises as Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. When Niobe loses the man she loves in a plot by Satan that was to take her life instead, she vows to balk Satan wherever she can. When she is offered the opportunity to become as aspect of the Incarnation Fate, she accepts. As the "most beautiful woman of her generation", she becomes Clotho, the spinner of life's threads that weave the tapestry of life. After 38 years as that aspect, she steps down when she falls in love with her husband's cousin, Pacian. When he passes away, Fate comes to her again and requests that she return as Lachesis, the measurer of life's threads. In this guise, she is able to thwart the Devil's ingenious plans to rob her granddaughter of being "the saviour of man". The world that Anthony has created of magic and science co-existing makes you feel as if you were to step out of your house, you would see a magic carpet flying by. Or perhaps pegasus. These books also cause you to stop and think - what if our final destinations really are weighed by the good and the bad we've done in this life? This book is a very compelling read and ties in very well with the first two books - To Ride A Pale Horse and Bearing An Hourglass. I do suggest reading the first two books to follow the overall scheme of things, but it's not necessary as this book is a story in and of itself, but is also part of a larger story being told.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only problem I had with this book was all the spelling errors. There were so many that it actually became annoying. The story itself, and the way the book was written was very good. I don't see how anyone wouldn't enjoy this book. Now on to Mars for me. I hope that it doesn't have the same problem with spelling.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Fate ~ What a tangled web... *Book source ~ My home library Niobe is 21 and her father finally puts his foot down and arranges a marriage for her to 16-yr-old Cedric Kaftan. No matter how much she cries and argues her father doesn’t waver in his stance, so she ends up married to Cedric. After a rocky beginning they make a go of the marriage before Cedric is shot and killed. Niobe finds out that Cedric had taken the bullet meant for her due to an evil plan of Satan. Satan should have left things alone because now Niobe is out for revenge. Even if she has to assume an aspect of Fate she intends to make the Devil pay for taking away the man she loved. Niobe’s life is certainly an interesting one. From her marriage to Cedric to her role as Clothos and beyond, she has a definite link to a woman who will foil Satan’s ultimate plan. No wonder he tried to take her out when she was younger. However, if he hadn’t tried to have her killed then her husband wouldn’t have taken her place and she wouldn’t have assumed the office of Clothos. Oh, what a tangled web he tries to weave…and weaving is the province of Fate. He should have just left it all alone. This story is interesting from beginning to end and Niobe has a long long life. I did get a bit confused at the end when she has to navigate the maze, but that didn’t stop my enjoyment of the book on the whole. I can’t say any more without giving away key plot points, but I can say it’s not a dull moment. I love seeing all of the Incarnations coming together to foil Satan’s Big Plan. I’m looking forward to revisiting Book 4 which is about Mars.
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