Being a Green Mother Author:Piers Anthony Orb was the daughter of Niobe, who had relinquished her role as the Incarnation of Fate to have a daughter. For this was a world where magic was as real as science and where the Incarnations of Death, War, and others were drawn from human beings. — But even in this world, the gift with which Orb had been born was rare. She had magic within her, m... more »anifesting whenever she sange or played her harp. None could resist the magic of her music. But still greater magic lay in the Llano, the mystic music that was said to control all things. The quest for the Llano had occupied her life and taken her all over the world, but she ahd only found a few tiny themes of great music.
Then she met Natasha. He was strikingly handsome, with a charm that she found irresistible, though he was scrupulously formal in her presence. And when he sang to her, she realized that he must have a greater magic than hers; unquestionably, he was an even finer musician. He began teaching her the music of the Llano which he had learned. He sang her the Song of Morning and the Song of Day. And she found herself falling completely in love with him.
All seemed lovely, until Niobe came, again an Aspect of Fate. Her mother bore the news that Orb was to be chosen for the role of the Incarnation of Nature-the Green Mother. And Niobe warned Orb of the prophecy that had been made years before-that Orb was to marry Evil. Could she be sure that Natasha was not really Satan, the Incarnation of Evil, laying a trap for her? Satan was a master of illusion who could pass almost any test, apparently. And with the powers of Nature to add to his own, he could overcome the powers of Good.
Orb believed she could be sure. But then she discovered too late that she was wrong...
Here in this brilliant concluding volume of the "Incarnations of Immortality," Piers Anthony brings his series to a suspense-feilled and mind-stirring conclusion.« less