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Series: Incarnations of Immortality #4
Published by Random House Ballantine Del Rey on 1986
Source: the library
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Mym falls in love with Orb, then Princess Rapture in Honeymoon Castle, but father wants to force another marriage. In berserker rage, he takes office of War. He tries to ease suffering caused by human conflicts, When demoness Lila says pretty Princess Ligeia is trapped by Satan, he has to organize a rebellion in Hell to set everyone free. Author Note 24-pg bio 1-pg.
I’ve read this book a few times over the years, and I’ll state the same thing at the beginning of reviewing all the I of I books: this is a re-read, and the first time reviewing the books. I’m reviewing all of the books after I finished re-reading the entire series, which I don’t normally do & didn’t do deliberately this time, either…
OK this is another one in the series I liked. Mym is a sexist jerk, but he’s a product of his upbringing and Piers Anthony wrote him that way, so it’s not Mym’s fault he’s a sexist jerk. Lots of icky sex, one sided flat female characters that are beautiful but breathtakingly stupid, but Mym’s still a bit of a cool guy.
Orb is my favorite character in the series (as dumb as she’s written for huge chunks of her storyline throughout the series), so I like this book mostly for the Orb sections. There’s lots of racism/stereotypical garbage in the book to wade through, so as much as I do like this one, it still only gets a three star rating. It’s starting to get harder and harder to wade through the series.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: