This book doesn't really add much to the series, you can pretty much skip it. It's essentially a point-by-point retread of On a Pale Horse but with a protagonist that's less sympathetic and more "a little prick you'd like to kick repeatedly". Oh, and misogyny, lots more misogyny, which was apparently intended to be a character flaw but is played in such a way as to just disrespect both sexes instead of just the one.
Like a lot of Anthony books, the third and fourth installment just sort of become wandering and aimless, and he loses track of a lot of the details of his setting established in earlier books, but where in other series like Apprentice Adept it's worth slogging through the low points to get all the plot points, there really aren't any plot points to get here. Skip this one and Green Mother and go straight to For Love of Evil, which is pretty awesome.
To be fair - I am only about 1/2 way through (re)reading this book.
I'm enjoying it very much. Yet another fun "Incarnations" book from Piers Anthony.
That said - I MUST comment about the typos. The Kindle edition of this book has quite a few typos so far. It's not NEARLY as bad as the last book, but still it's not a "clean" scan to Kindle. Thus, my love of this series AND this book are forcing my review to suffer the loss of a star - and I'm 4-starring this book due to typo's.
ATTENTION LOVERS OF KINDLE READING - We MUST get Amazon to pay attention to the scan quality of the books we're buying for our beloved reading devices.
AMAZON - COME ON - As I've said in previous reviews - YOU'RE BETTER THAN THIS. PLEASE have your scanned books proof-read and properly corrected before offering them for sale.
- Ron Donofero
One of the best books in the series. My 3rd favorite actually. Once Mym becomes Mars is were it gets really interesting. The only issue I have with this series (not so much on the first book though), is how much the author takes to get to the main story line. I understand that there needs to be a good build up and background story on the characters, but I think Mr. Anthony takes it to a whole new level!
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