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And Eternity ❮Download❯ ✤ And Eternity Author Piers Anthony – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In Pursuit of the Ultimate GoodAfter an overwhelming succession of tragedies, life has finally, mercifully ended for Orlene, once mortal daughter of GaeaJoined in Afterlife by Jolie her protector and In Pursuit of the Ultimate GoodAfter an overwhelming succession of tragedies, life has finally, mercifully ended for Orlene, once mortal daughter of GaeaJoined 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 ownAn 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.


10 thoughts on “And Eternity

  1. Kewpie Kewpie says:

    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 focusandon 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 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 focusandon 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 severalparagraphs 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


  2. Nate Nate says:

    There were a few things to love about this book the concept behind it, its thought provoking nature at times, and several great scenes The problem is that there were too many bad things offensively bad things to count I say this as a lifelong Piers Anthony fan I read with enthusiasm all the biographical Author s Notes from this series, and I remember him fondly as the famous author who responded to a letter from my sister in the mid 80s with a thoughtful critique of the short story she There were a few things to love about this book the concept behind it, its thought provoking nature at times, and several great scenes The problem is that there were too many bad things offensively bad things to count I say this as a lifelong Piers Anthony fan I read with enthusiasm all the biographical Author s Notes from this series, and I remember him fondly as the famous author who responded to a letter from my sister in the mid 80s with a thoughtful critique of the short story she wrote and sent her personal advice on how to make it as a writer The lost potential made me even angrier at the end of the book than I would have been if it had no redeeming qualities.This book makes clear Piers Anthony s strange obsession with underage girls There s something wrong when you write up the character of a middle aged man who falls in love and repeatedly has sex with a 15 year old girl and have every other character try to justify this by saying age is just a construct, and they re really in love In Lolita, the story was at least presented without glorifying pedophilia instead, it seemed designed to make you feel uncomfortable by following the point of view of a very flawed villainous figure and showing the damage that resulted from the violation of trust when a grown man pursued a sexual relationship with a young girl Here, it is clear from the outset that the design is to try and convince you that there is nothing wrong with it.He doesn t even try a she may be 15, but she s much older in maturity angle The good main character says that he fantasizes about young girls, and what he likes about her is her immaturity Anthony even takes pains to repeatedly highlight just how young the girl is She starts about half her sentences with Gee , including sexual quotes that appear out of nowhere for absolutely no reason, like Gee, I wish I could be having sex with my 50 year old boyfriend right now The older man refers to her with pet names like my juvenile delight Dialogue that was so over the top that it was funny With lines along the lines of, I must admit, although this tryst we have just completed has me spent, I will do my utmost to recuperate with haste in order to achieve a reiteration , an awkward Evolution vs Creationism debate in which the 15 year old runaway drug addict prostitute somehow knows enough about science to be the champion of Evolution , and repeated pointless sex scenes round out why this book could have been very good, but instead was a big disappointment


  3. Justin Justin says:

    So I read this when I was about fifteen, and I learned that men who don t rape women are automatically noble creatures because it s really hard not to rape Once I start taking testosterone I ll let you know if I get a sudden urge to go around raping people, but I m going to go ahead and guess with no.


  4. Todd Todd says:

    A big disappointment, especially coming on the heels of Being a Green Mother and For Love of Evil, either of which would have made fine finishes to the series the former being the original ending, these last two added later Anthony really began to add complexity to his depiction of Satan over the course of the series, and he made each of his Incarnations entertaining to meet and follow along However, throughout, his depiction of God and Heaven was quite unsympathetic I expected he might do A big disappointment, especially coming on the heels of Being a Green Mother and For Love of Evil, either of which would have made fine finishes to the series the former being the original ending, these last two added later Anthony really began to add complexity to his depiction of Satan over the course of the series, and he made each of his Incarnations entertaining to meet and follow along However, throughout, his depiction of God and Heaven was quite unsympathetic I expected he might do with this book as he did with For Love of Evil, that is, surprise the reader with a sympathetic, nuanced depiction of God Perhaps he might even have shown God s love and intervention working throughout in ways so subtle the other characters were missing it all along, the way he up ended readers expectations with his examination of Satan in the previous work In fact, the Incarnation of Night ends up as the subtle character, and might have played a great God except without all the sex Alas, no, Anthony s atheism wins out and his depiction of God and Heaven is as negative as ever This leads to problems, even in terms of the internal logic of Anthony s own series In this book, he tries to embrace and reconcile Big Bang Evolution with Creation, yet he shows the Incarnation of God being created quite a long way into the process, leaving open the question of who actually was doing the creating He also fails to address the problem posed the Big Bang theory by the first two laws of thermodynamics, which is somewhat surprising, as Anthony s grasp of basic science was always better than his understanding of or affinity for religion Perhaps I am overthinking a bit of light fantasy, though Anthony did choose this topic and these characters, so forgive me for expecting him to have thought this through better Likewise, he does a lot of moralizing throughout, but can t seem to make up his mind about that either In short, he shows the fallacies of ends justifies the means and has Satan use this as a source of temptation in book 6 , yet he himself declares that a person s morality ought to be judged by intentions alone, in fact, both War and Nature are shown trying to destroy the world and all humanity with the best of intentions, and Anthony certainly does not hold it against either character on a moral basis He proposes disposing of man s free will quite casually in his examination of pregnancy and overpopulation the popular global problem when he wrote this, though now the pundits are beginning to howl about declining populations, much like then they were concerned with the coming ice age, while now they howl about global warming proof positive that the tyranny of any one idea over all of us is probably not a good thing He defends the right to suicide like a good 19th century rationalist, then goes on to show how suicide is selfish and hurts others And so on, his insistence on moralizing, but his inability to come up with anything satisfying or consistent, is a detractor throughout the series but perhaps hits home hardest here In fact, so much of this book is about crime, sex, and every sort of evil, one wonders how this got to be the God book, where He only makes a cameo appearance.Anyway, it doesn t ruin the other books to read this one the way watching Highlander sequels ruined the first , but it doesn t add much either Probably one would besatisfied stopping the series on book 6 I understand authors have to make a living too, but didn t Anthony have enough other pokers in the fire already In fact, if he wasn t so busy with so many other things, maybe he could have devotedthought and originality to this one, and made it worthwhile


  5. Natasha Natasha says:

    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 this is a re read, and the first time reviewing the books I m reviewing all of the books after I finished re reading the entire series, which I don t normally do didn t do deliberately this time, either read in 2016, but I m counting this as a 2017 book since I m finally reviewing it now This book falls a little flat for me, though it has lots of Satan bits with 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 this is a re read, and the first time reviewing the books I m reviewing all of the books after I finished re reading the entire series, which I don t normally do didn t do deliberately this time, either read in 2016, but I m counting this as a 2017 book since I m finally reviewing it now This book falls a little flat for me, though it has lots of Satan bits with keeps things interesting Orlene just isn t a very loveable character for me but I love Jolie, and you end up really cheering for Vita though her love affair with the Judge, who s twice her age, throws me for a loop or five The love affair, for Piers Anthony anyway, is relatively well done, though really, why couldn t Piers have written the man to be ten years younger so the story line still fits, but the love affair isn t quite so eww The series does really wrap up in this book though, and mostly ties up all the loose ends, and definitely brings together all of the other books, but there s just so muchI d really like to know, that the book doesn t answer Mainly, what happens next to Orlene and the world at the end of book 7 I m really always let down at the end of this book, because I want to see how the world changes and evolves We ve just read over 2000 pages talking about good and evil, Heaven and Hell, how the system is corrupt, how we need changes, and then nothing.That being said, my standard comment applies Piers Anthony is a pig, so much so that sometimes I m ashamed of reading his books as a woman and I will never, ever actually pay money on one of his books because I just can t support an author who devalues women as much as he does at least these books aren t quite as bad as the Xanth books are


  6. Josh Josh says:

    Was awful The trashy cover is actually an accurate depiction of the storyline I still cant believe this awesome series ended so badly, I still have trouble believing Piers actually even wrote this I think he has issue with believable female characters


  7. Gwen Gwen says:

    Each time I read this book I like it less and less I loved it when I was in high school Now I despise Piers Anthony s blatant sexism and wonder how much damage he did to my teenage psyche.


  8. Jadon Jadon says:

    Replace God Awesome idea Kudos to you, Piers.


  9. Joan Joan says:

    Nox, who is the incarnation of Night, plays a part in this title, where she takes Orlene s baby and sends her on a nearly impossible journey to get powerful items from each of the Incarnations Will Orlene get her baby back or will she find herself in a position she never imagined doing The final pun in this story is worth the cost of the book right there However, the story raises many societal issues, as well as some scientific issues, ie evolution, population control, etc This is one of the Nox, who is the incarnation of Night, plays a part in this title, where she takes Orlene s baby and sends her on a nearly impossible journey to get powerful items from each of the Incarnations Will Orlene get her baby back or will she find herself in a position she never imagined doing The final pun in this story is worth the cost of the book right there However, the story raises many societal issues, as well as some scientific issues, ie evolution, population control, etc This is one of the best of the series, as well as the end of the series Addendum 12 2019 This is not the last of the series anyUnder a Velvet Cloak was published 2007 It is not available in my local library systems and prices seem to start about 65 for this title I assume that is because the publisher has gone under, making the book out of print After reading the very mixed reviews, I am definitely not spending that kind of money for the final title I am not going to change my rating of this title And Eternity but if I did, it would lose a star A lot of people got hung up on the underage sex but that doesn t bother me when it clearly is presented as desired by both parties with no harm being done There is a hint of homophobia, which does bother me but it is a bare reference, done once It s possible I was readinginto the sentence than I should I do love Anthony s change from gypsy to Romani He discovered that the second term is the group s preferred term and that gypsy has negative connotations Good for him I did enjoy the discussion of evolution vs creationism but am unpersuaded to accept creationism It is a valid point that if you stretch the biblical day into enormous amounts of time millennia that the two philosophies could be somewhat reconciled I ve enjoyed my rereading of this series


  10. M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews says:

    This book isn t the best of the series While all the other Incarnations books were brilliant my personal favorites were Time, Fate, and especially Evil , this book falls flat of its predecessors Orlene is supposed to be the main character, but Jolie, Satan s mistress, plays a bigger role This book did not feel very well thought out, with Nox wanting Gaw Two and what she did to Orlene in the beginning This in itself doesn t make sense especially when Piers Anthony said he was done with th This book isn t the best of the series While all the other Incarnations books were brilliant my personal favorites were Time, Fate, and especially Evil , this book falls flat of its predecessors Orlene is supposed to be the main character, but Jolie, Satan s mistress, plays a bigger role This book did not feel very well thought out, with Nox wanting Gaw Two and what she did to Orlene in the beginning This in itself doesn t make sense especially when Piers Anthony said he was done with the series, only to write a book about Nox over a decade later If Jolie and Gaw Two were cut from the plot and Orlene played aintegral role, this book would becoherent.Vita wasn t a terrible character, but it would have been better if Orlene was the only one with Vita, because jolie played too much of a role, eclipsing Orlene in significance.Like the other books, this has a lot of philosophy and religious discussion, but unlike the other books, the characters aren t as much enjoyable And when Orlene finally assumes the Office, what of the former Incarnation He didn t give up his office willingly, so there s no mention of what became of him.If you read the next book, Under a Velvet Cloak, the thing with Nox and Gaw Two makesense, but that doesn t mean that it made sense overall THAT book was really shoddy and lackluster, and this book could have been handledtightly Overall, this book deserves some stars for Orlene s interactions with the other Incarnations and the discussions that come forth, but really, it s the other Incarnations that redeem this book, not Jolie or Orlene 3 5 stars for a entertaining but ultimately disappointing read


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