And Eternity (Incarnations of Immortality #7)

And Eternity (Incarnations of Immortality #7)

by Piers Anthony, Piers A Jacob

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Overview

In Pursuit of the Ultimate Good

After an overwhelming succession of tragedies, life has finally, mercifully ended for Orlene, once-mortal daughter of Gaea.

Joined in Afterlife by Jolie — her protector and the sometime consort of Satan himself — together they seek out a third: Vita, a very contemporary mortal with troubles, attractions, and an unsettling moral code uniquely her own.

An extraordinary triumvirate, they embark on a great quest to reawaken the Incarnation of Good in a world where evil reigns — facing challenges that will test the very fiber of their beings with trials as numerous, as mysterious, and as devastating as the Incarnations themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380752867
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/1991
Series: Incarnations of Immortality Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 140,426
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times-bestselling author Piers Anthony has written over one hundred books. His first fantasy, A Spell for Chameleon, won the August Derleth Fantasy Award for best novel in 1977, and commenced his acclaimed Xanth series.

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And Eternity: Incarnations of Immortality Series, Book 7 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
grabbingsand on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The end of a series that solidified my love of magic/myth-heavy fiction. While not as good as the earlier books (Pale Horse and Hourglass, especially), it was a reasonable end that tied most things up well.
JechtShot on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The earthly incarnations of Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature and Evil have all been explained in the Incarnations of Immortality series and finally Piers Anthony tackles probably the most challenging aspect yet, that of Good. And Eternity focuses on a God that has become ambivalent to the mortal realm and has effectively become a non-existent incarnation. The determinations of what qualifies as sin have become outdated, but with no incarnation of Good available to realign the definitions of good and evil the future of humanity is doomed.In this setting, we follow an unlikely trio: Orlean (deceased daughter of Nature), Jolie (deceased wife of Satan) and an underage prostitute. The three are set forth on a quest by the incarnation of Night that weaves them through the lives of all the Incarnations and they have no idea that the role they play may just save the world.The seventh, and arguably, the final book in the series closes out the series well. Piers Anthony does an admirable job of tackling the final incarnation of Good though I am sure he upset a few along the way. It is challenging to write a novel that calls out in no uncertain terms that the current God is ineffective and due for replacement, but the six preceding books in the series prepare the reader for this conclusion. In spite of a few "stinkers" (Wielding a Red Sword and Being a Green Mother) the series is worth a read. Will I read them all again? Probably not, but it was a fun ride while it lasted.
kewpie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I used to love reading Piers Anthony. I started in the mid eighties, reading all of the Xanth, Blue Adept and Incarnations of Immortality series. Somewhere around book 14 of Xanth, I got sort of a creepy feeling reading his books. The stories seemed to focus more and more on panties and young teens discovering sex in a very childlike manner. The final Blue adept book made me uncomfortable for the same reasons.However, this book blew me away. One of the characters in the book was a judge in his mid 50s. He takes a 12 year old prostitute and has her live at his house. He writes several paragraphs about struggling with being sexually attracted to her. Then he writes several more paragraphs justifying his attraction even though it is illegal, he was a judge AND she was put into his home for protective custody so she would not be in sexual situations with adults. It reminded me of some writings I've seen for NAMBLA. And then he decides that they can have a consensual sexual relationship. And they have lots of sex-- and call each other cutsie names.After reading this book, I felt dirty. I also quit reading Piers Anthony books.
Scoshie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
#7 of the Incarnations of Immortality-- Excellent book Great story, Great ending and ties all 7 books together.. Well worht the price for allThree women¿the ghost of Jolie, the ghost of Orlene (daughter of Orb), and a fourteen-year-old drug-addicted prostitute named Vita¿try to discover a way to restore the life of Orlene's baby, Gawain II, who had died as a result of a severe birth defect inflicted unknowingly by Gaea at the request of the child's ghost father Gawain. Nox, the mysterious Incarnation of Night, promises to help, but she needs a specific item of great value from each of the other Incarnations in order to resurrect the baby. The three women set out to meet with each of the other seven Incarnations of Day. And then the problems start!
Cerena on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was pretty disappointed in this book. I was very disturbed by the interactions between Vita and the Judge, and I felt like a lot of the book was Anthony trying to sound deep or intellectual. The only reason I kept reading it was because I wanted to see the story wrapped up, and because of the connections I had to the characters from the other books.I had the same complaint about this book that I had with 'Being a Green Mother;' there was no time spent on her being an Incarnation, which was the reason I fell in love with this series in the first place.
kamuningangels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm lukewarm on this. Personally, I thought this was b-o-r-i-n-g ... in comparison to the first 6 books, and especially after having read For The Love of Evil which was my favorite. I couldn't help but feel that in this book Piers Anthony just tried to tie up loose ends so the story suffered as a result. It completes the series, though, and the story so is a MUST BUY to complete the set.
arouse77 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
last in the "Incarnations of Immortality" series.crucial to feel like the series gets wrapped up in a neat little package. typical of Piers Anthony in terms of the slightly pedophiliac tendencies of his characters. harmless and amusing.
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