By Piers Anthony
In Pursuit of the final word GoodAfter an overpowering succession of tragedies, lifestyles has ultimately, mercifully ended for Orlene, once-mortal daughter of Gaea.Joined in Afterlife by way of Jolie -- her protector and the someday consort of devil himself -- jointly they search out a 3rd: Vita, a truly modern mortal with problems, points of interest, 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 a variety of, as mysterious, and as devastating because the Incarnations themselves.
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But there are queries I can make most readily by myself, such as with the Purgatory Computer, which is in a public region. " Orlene wavered. " Jolie laughed. "The dead can do what they choose! I slept for centuries when my husband associated with Hell. I did not truly come awake until Gaea took me. I had much to catch up on then! " "My friend," Orlene echoed. "Those dreams—I forgot them by day, but they were wonderful by night! " "So much," Jolie agreed. " "And now I am dead," Orlene said sadly.
How had they come here? " she exclaimed. " Jolie said. " Orlene said. "We were climbing toward the point; now we are descending toward the point. " Indeed, it seemed to be so. "That was one impressive bit of magic," Jolie said. " They contemplated each other. Their clothing was tattered but still serviceable. Their skins were abraded, but not seriously damaged. The locusts had not been able to do a lot of damage in the few seconds they had had. " Orlene asked. "That seems likely. But maybe we should descend to the peak of the mountain first, then go out.
This was the bride in a ghost marriage; the ghost could not impregnate her, so she had a living companion, a man of sensitivity. " "That much I know," Jolie said. "She married Gawain, the ghost of a dragon slayer who was killed by an allosaur, who needed an heir. Then she found Norton, who was just right for her. I had other business, so I did not check on her once I knew she was fulfilled and happy. Evidently I should have! " "The ghost prevailed on Gaea to modify the genetic pattern of the baby to match that of the ghost, so that there would be true continuity.