10 June 2023


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On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

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On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony is the first book of the Incarnations of Immortality series that puts a spotlight on Death.

The Grim Reaper has compassion! That is a pleasant thought. And he only comes for those souls in balance. Other souls can make their own way to heaven or hell, depending on their “accumulated points” of positive or negative thoughts and deeds.

Somehow, death isn’t as scary a thought as it used to be. This anthropomorphism of the concept of death is unique for its time. It tells us that death is not a killer. He is just there to fetch souls.

When we (meaning my sisters and parents and me) read this book in the 80s we had quite a philosophical discussion. It also led to us actively seeking out the next books in the series.

It’s an old book so you might be able to find On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony at a thrift shop or you can just go to Amazon and get a copy in Kindle, Audible, hardcover, or paperback.

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