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 truly modern mortal with problems, sights, and an unsettling ethical code uniquely her own.An awesome triumvirate, they embark on an outstanding quest to reawaken the Incarnation of fine in a global the place evil reigns -- dealing with demanding situations that might try out the very fiber in their beings with trials as a number of, as mysterious, and as devastating because the Incarnations themselves.
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Nox is by all accounts the most seclusive of Incarnations, so perhaps this is her challenge that keeps away intruders. " Orlene grimaced. Even in that expression she looked better than she had been when grieving for her baby. The challenge was taking her mind from her personal problem, and that was good. " They stepped over the gap and stood on the mountain. The oddness abruptly magnified; this was definitely an unearthly structure! There was a vibrance about it, an animation not as of life but as of an awakening machine with sophisticated circuits.
The body of the host was proof against it: there was nowhere in the cosmos where Gaea could not go if she chose. She stood before a massive desk, and a somber male figure sat at that desk. "Hello, Ozymandias," she said. "Hello, Jolie," the ancient king replied. " She nodded. They knew her in Hell, and knew her business; no one here would bother her, and not just because they were aware of whose body she animated. She was Satan's lover, under his protection; woe betide the demon who molested her!
Orlene's hand touched the stick. " she exclaimed. Her fingers closed about the handle and she drew it out of the ground. " Jolie agreed, trying to touch it and failing again. " "But what can I do with it? " "It must have been left for you. This may be Nox's invitation for you to proceed. " Orlene waved it experimentally. Nothing happened. "You may have to invoke it," Jolie offered, "But it's best not to play with unknown magic. " Orlene nodded. "I have magic, but it doesn't focus on inanimate things.
And Eternity (Incarnations of Immortality) by Piers Anthony