To Top
[ Books | Comics | Dr Who | Kites | Model Trains | Music | Sooners | People | RVC | Shows | Stamps | USA ]
[ About | Terminology | Legend | Blog | Quotes | Links | Stats | Updates | Settings ]

Book Details

Bearing an Hourglass

71.4% complete
1984
1999
1 time
See 13
1 - Ghost Marriage
2 - Verification
3 - Thanatos
4 - Chronos
5 - Lachesis
6 - Satan
7 - Bem
8 - Clotho
9 - Alicorn
10 - Gaea
11 - Drawkcab
12 - Quest
13 - Mars
Book Cover
Has a genre Has a year read Has a rating In my library In a series 
731
Copyright © 1984 by Piers Anthony Jacob
No dedication.
Norton threw down his knapsack and scooped up a double handful of water.
May contain spoilers
He realized that there were, after all, compensations to his lonely office.
No comments on file
Synopsis not on file
Extract not on file

 

Added: 01-Jun-2006
Last Updated: 30-Jun-2024

Publications

 01-Oct-1985
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Oct-1985
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$3.95
Pages*:
357
Read:
Once
Reading(s):
1)   1 Jan 1999 - 1 Jan 1999
Internal ID:
619
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-31315-1
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-31315-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Michael Whelan  - Cover Artist
THE MAN WHO LIVED BACKWARD

When life seemed pointless to Norton, he accepted the position as the Incarnation of Time, even though it meant living backward from present to past.

The other seemingly all-powerful Incarnations of Immortality - Death, Fate, War, and Nature - made him welcome.  Even Satan greeted him with gifts.  But he soon discovered that the gifts were cunning traps.  While he had been distracted, he had become enmeshed in a complex scheme of the Evil One to destroy all that was good.

In the end, armed only with the Hourglass, Norton was forced to confront the immense power of Satan directly.  And though Satan banished him to Hell, he was resolved to fight on.

LIKE ON A PALE HORSE, THIS SECOND, COMPLETE-IN-ITSELF NOVEL OF THE INCARNATIONS OF IMMORTALITY IS A RICHLY IMAGINED AND ALWAYS FASCINATING STORY.  AND AGAIN, PIERS ANTHONY ADDS TO HIS GRIPPING PLOT A SERIOUS, THOUGHT-PROVOKING STUDY OF GOOD AND EVIL.
Cover:
Book CoverBook Back CoverBook Spine
Notes and Comments:
First Hardcover Edition: August 1984
First Paperback Edition: October 1985

Related

Author(s)

 Piers Anthony
Birth: 06 Aug 1934 Oxford, England

Awards

No awards found
*
  • I try to maintain page numbers for audiobooks even though obviously there aren't any. I do this to keep track of pages read and I try to use the Kindle version page numbers for this.
  • Synopses marked with an asterisk (*) were generated by an AI. There aren't a lot since this is an iffy way to do it - AI seems to make stuff up.
  • When specific publication dates are unknown (ie prefixed with a "Cir"), I try to get the publication date that is closest to the specific printing that I can.
  • When listing chapters, I only list chapters relevant to the story. I will usually leave off Author Notes, Indices, Acknowledgements, etc unless they are relevant to the story or the book is non-fiction.
  • Page numbers on this site are for the end of the main story. I normally do not include appendices, extra material, and other miscellaneous stuff at the end of the book in the page count.






See my goodreads icon goodreads page. I almost never do reviews, but I use this site to catalogue books.
See my librarything icon librarything page. I use this site to catalogue books and it has more details on books than goodreads does.


Presented: 15-Jul-2024 03:39:48

Website design and original content
© 1996-2024 Type40 Web Design.
Contact: webmgr@type40.com
Server: type40.com
Page: bksDetails.aspx
Section: Books

This website uses cookies for use in navigating this site only. No personal information is gathered or shared with anyone. If you don't agree, then don't use this site.