5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
With the exception of the ending. . .,
This review is from: With a Tangled Skein (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
. . .this is a much stronger effort in the "Incarnations of Immortality" series than "Bearing an Hourglass".
While the first volume of this series involved Death, and the second Time, this volume turns to Fate -- in all three of her traditional aspects. Like the previous volume, the stage is set rather well in the opening chapters. Unlike the previous volume, the novel continues well! Of particular note: the relationship of the three women who share the single body of Fate; the recognized voluntary "temporariness" of their several assignments; the role that Fate has to play with relation to Free-Will (a concept Anthony seems to accept); and (on a rather humorous note) the visit of Fate and Nature to a temporary "hell" constructed for the sole purpose of convincing humanity that hell is, after all, a pretty nifty place. (The women were not fooled!)
The greatest weakness? The final battle between Fate and Satan. Totally unconvincing, even for fantasy.
Nevertheless, like "On a Pale Horse", this novel should be read by seminary students to give them fresh perspectives on the difficult questions which people ask in times of crisis.
An outstanding read.