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On a Pale Horse

I just read that Disney has bought rights to and started to cast and find a script writing for Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse. I haven't read any Piers Anthony books in years, but of all of his works I've read, I remember the immortality series most fondly and respectfully. I was interested in personifications long before I encountered his series, and it was their personifying interests as well as their mythic nature which helped to interest me.

My vague memory and definite hunch is that Anthony tends to err on the side of predictable personificatory iconography, so I bet that somewhere in On a Pale Horse there's a sandglass. I bet there'll be at least one in the movie as well.

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 3rd, 2003 01:34 am (UTC)
Sandglass in "On a Pale Horse"
The incarnation of time, Chronos, does make an appearance relatively early in the story to welcome the new Death. The major artifact of his office is a large hourglass with which he controls (among other things, if I recall) his own movement through time.
owlfish
Feb. 3rd, 2003 06:41 am (UTC)
Re: Sandglass in "On a Pale Horse"
Of course! Which is why, later in the series, there's an entire book entitled "Bearing an Hourglass." In this series, time, not death, has the timepiece. Clearly I haven't read this series in ages. Thank you for clarifying!
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