He looked at his watch. This is a fun premise and I expected Piers Anthony to do a lot with it, but unfortunately I found On a Pale Horse to be mostly illogical, trite and, worst sin of all, just plain boring. However, Zane has already fallen in love with Luna by this time, just like the magician had planned, and he refuses to take the soul of the woman he loves. People simply did not let a heavy gold piece fall into a crack and be lost, though they did let pennies go. He checked in the compartment, but found no scales.
Now he was suffering his letdown, for his violence came on him only in fits, and departed swiftly. Ghosts were erratic, and the shock of the sudden light had probably disinclined her to risk this region again this night. If I hadn't already read Mort, I probably would have liked this much better. He nerved himself for another contact with the dead flesh and got the gem removed. Well, when he had control of the Wealth stone, Zane might see about purchasing his own horse. Bucky can't leave him behind, but he's nothing like what Bucky's looking for and everything Bucky doesn't want.
Try or get the SensagentBox With a , visitors to your site can access reliable information on over 5 million pages provided by Sensagent. He was fated soon to depart this life. Someone must recognise you for what you are and ask it of you. Eyes wide, Steve stared as it writhed, changed, pale human limbs emerging from narrow furred ones, and he lunged forward in sudden understanding to unbuckle the collar before it strangled the naked man lying, panting, where the dog had been. Is this woman's mind so empty of her own thoughts and feelings that she counts adrenaline as love? A bald, bony skull looked eyelessly at him: This was Death, come to collect him. In high school, these ideas are mind boggling. Why would Death use a mechanical watch, of whatever quality, instead of a sophisticated electronic one, or a miniature magical sundial? Only the purest coincidence had brought him to this incredible pass.
He also has a cat's eye jewel with a black center that enlarges when Death gets closer to his client, and a green jewel with an arrow pointing in the direction of the client. He flung his feet, felt them scrape the ground, could see himself: long nose, four hooves, pale grey body, almost white. He might have lived for centuries before getting careless and failed to keep up with the times. The love story is juvenile, too. But as the car stabilized in the new city, the guide-gems functioned normally, and no one seemed to notice his sudden appearance on the street. Even the Wealth stone worked, in its fashion.
A few months back I found a paperback copy of On A Pale Horse at a book sale for 50 cents and picked it up thinking it'd be fun to revisit the series. Well, the Wealth stone would take care of that. What would he do then? Then they were gone, walking toward the chauffeured limousine that awaited them. It's either alarming or sarcastic, and at times I honestly can't tell which. He had had a decent education, before things soured, and enjoyed art and poetry. He checked the panel, hoping for an alternative.
Zane had once had an offer to do photography for the dust jacket illustration of such items, but had turned it down, though he needed the money. He returned it to the proprietor. But then the stone faded. Zane goes to her and fights of Satan's minions, finally battling Satan himself. He left the night and reentered day, realizing that it had been evening when he started this business, and late afternoon when he had taken his first client in Anchorage, and evening again in Firebird for his second.
A really good romance- what more could a man ask for? Plus the penny he had found at the shop. I do recall that was my last Piers Anthony read. He emerges victorious, having earned Luna's love and brought compassion to the role of Death. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. The other Incarnations of Immortality --- Fate, Time, War, Nature --- who also operate between God and Satan, offer him advice. It's just such an interesting idea to me.
Where a soul is in fine balance, Death must attend personally to make the final determination and send the soul to its appropriate destination. Leave your watch, too, and any rings you have. It was the principle that counted, not the particular amount. It may not be valid in non-Christian parts of the world, but it is certainly operative here. It knows nothing of ownership; that is a convention among people.