For Love of Evil
Book Six of the Incarnations of Immortality
By Piers Anthony
Book review and overview by Lynndee Theson
This book is by far my favorite book of the series! Let me tell you why.
Each Prince of Demons has a different name
Parry chose the name Satan. Lucifer held the office of Evil before Parry. Asmodeus and Beelzebub were other office holders. I thought that made so much sense. All are the Prince of Darkness but each has a different name because it is a different person.
Deal with Gabriel
Parry doesn’t like the rules any more than the other incarnations concerning what is evil and who belongs in hell so he goes to Heaven to meet with God. Instead of meeting God he makes a deal with the angel Gabriel. The deal gives readers a new perspective of all the other books.
Parry has a 30 day grace period to make sure he is capable of running Hell. That’s right, he can be fired. Not really fired but he will die like he was suppose to go to Hell. During the grace period Parry must learn the secret spell that all Incarnations of Evil must learn to be able to run Hell.
This is a spell that gives the Incarnation of Evil power over the demons who serve him. The secret spell is what keeps the demons in service since they fear if they don’t serve Evil, he will destroy them. The truth is there is no spell.
“Demons only puffed into non existence because they were convinced that the Lord of Hell had the power to destroy them. They were the ultimate victims of Hell’s greatest illusion.”
What I didn’t like
It doesn’t quite line up with the other books in the series. I actually either forgot or didn’t notice it the first time I read For the Love of Evil. It wasn’t until my second reading that I really noticed the inconsistencies. I don’t really feel they take away from the book though.
You can purchase a copy of this book from amazon. Also if you don’t want to buy a copy you can check your local library for this book as well as many others.