By Piers Anthony
In Pursuit of the final word GoodAfter an overpowering succession of tragedies, existence has eventually, mercifully ended for Orlene, once-mortal daughter of Gaea.Joined in Afterlife by means of Jolie -- her protector and the someday consort of devil himself -- jointly they search out a 3rd: Vita, a really modern mortal with problems, sights, and an unsettling ethical code uniquely her own.An remarkable triumvirate, they embark on an exceptional quest to reawaken the Incarnation of fine in a global the place evil reigns -- dealing with demanding situations that would try the very fiber in their beings with trials as various, as mysterious, and as devastating because the Incarnations themselves.
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In fact, it might be close to impossible on a scale like this; such a thin film, following the exact surface of a mountain, should quickly collapse unless soundly buttressed on one side or the other. This one wasn't buttressed outside or inside. "Something funny about this," Orlene said. " Jolie said, laughing. "No, somehow we're reacting to the rock and earth the solid inanimate parts—as if they are air, while the air is like rock to us now. Gravity is reversed too; we're trying to fall away from the planet, but the air is stopping us.
How could she ever make up for that? She dreaded the inevitable time when she would have to tell Gaea. Orlene gazed at her and did not speak. They left the Tree together. Gaea was off on another mission; they did not see her. There was an access to the Void at the edge of Purgatory, the one used by Clotho when she went to fetch more thread. They followed the road, and then the path, through a dense forest. The trees become so large and close that they shaded the path, making it seem to be dusk.
He had developed confidence and aplomb in the ensuing centuries, and garnered a great deal of experience. She hated to admit it, but the demoness Lilah had been good for him, fashioning him into a very fine figure of a man in both appearance and action. " he said, and the manner of the utterance sent a thrill through her, as it always did. He sat beside her, and put his arm around her, and drew her in for a kiss, and her heart went out to him, as it always did. The man has magic. Orb thought, sharing the feeling.