Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil

    For Love of Evil
Book Six of the Incarnations of Immortality
By Piers Anthony
Book review and overview by Lynndee Theson
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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.


  • Grace Period
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.


  • Secret Spell
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


  • Some Inconsistencies
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.
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Journal Entry 17 Day 38

Day 38

 

I didn’t sleep well last night.  I spent a lot of time thinking about what I had said to Brooke and the example I had shown to my family.  Then this morning dad told me Brooke wouldn’t be helping me with inventory anymore.  At first I thought I would have to do it alone as punishment for the way I had acted yesterday.  Nope.  Now mom is my assistant.  While mom is a lot smarter than Brooke, she is still really mad at me.  I guess I have to make amends with more than just Brooke.

Journal Entry 16 Day 32

Day 32

Mr Robinson found them.  They are all at the school now.  Dad and Mr Robinson talked for a while about the school.  It sounds like it is a good place to settle when everyone leaves their shelter.  Mr Robinson says it is really big.  Molly, Mr Robinson’s oldest daughter, gave Will some medicine to help him feel better.  Mrs Robinson made a broth that Molly is slowly feeding Will.  It sounds like he is already doing so much better.  No one is worried that he won’t make it anymore.  Beth is also eating the broth.  I haven’t been able to talk to her yet but I am relived she is safe now.  30 days and I will get out of this shelter.  Then we will go to the school and I will meet her.  30 days.

Journal Entry 15 Day 31

Day 31

I can’t sleep.  Brooke is the only one that doesn’t know what is going on, but the rest of us are too excited to sleep.  Or at least Courtney, Lily, and I are.  I don’t know if it is excitement or worry that keeps my parents awake.  We played a game of monopoly together.  It went surprisingly good.  Then my parents said everyone needed to go to bed.  I can still here everyone moving around though so I know they are all awake.  In just a few hours the Robinsons should radio in.  I’m excited to know what is going on.  Mr Robinson is a veteran prepper.  His report on the outside will be more informative than any of Will’s.  I also want to know how Will and Beth are doing.  I really hope they are okay.

Journal Entry 14 Day 29

Day 29

The Robinson’s are preparing to leave their shelter.  Since Will is sick and Beth won’t eat the families agreed that The Robinsons would leave a few days earlier than originally planned.  Instead of waiting four more days, they will be leaving in two.  I wish I was going with them.  Our family won’t be leaving until next month.  We will be the second family to leave our shelter as long as the Robinson’s report on the outside is good.  The Mills family will follow us and the Gonzales family will be the last.  I’m counting down the days until I am outside again.  I don’t even care that the city I knew will be gone.  I just want don’t want to be trapped down here anymore.

Journal Entry 13 Day 28

Day 28

It sounds like Will has food poisoning.  Mom keeps telling Beth he probably ate something bad and to give him sips of water every 10-15 minutes.  Beth isn’t sure what he could have eaten.  I guess they brought as much food and water into the bomb shelter as they could carry.  She is afraid to eat anything since she doesn’t know what made Will sick.  The Robinsons will be leaving their shelter in five days and as long as Beth drinks water she should be fine.  She will be weak from not eating though.  I’m worried about Beth.  It is Will that everyone else is worried about.   

Journal Entry 12 Day 27

Day 27

Will is sick.  I don’t know much more than that but Beth sounds really worried.  We were all sleeping when she came on the two way radio.  Even with the volume low, it woke all of us up.  Mom got to the radio first and dad told all of us to go back to bed.  Dad stayed up but made so much noise, I couldn’t hear anything mom and Beth said.  Maybe he does know we can hear everything.

Journal Entry 11 Day 25

Day 25

My parents whisper at night to each other.  I don’t think they know I can hear them.  Last night I overheard dad say he hopes Will and Beth survive long enough for the Robinson’s to get them.  I dreamed that our family was the ones to go looking for them.  We found the flag they used to identify their shelter but Will and Beth weren’t there.  Instead, there was a pile of bones.  I know it’s just a dream but I can’t get the image of that pile of bones wearing the scarf I’m making out of my head.

Mom caught me destroying the scarf I’ve been working on for the past week.  I couldn’t tell her about my dream.  She is still upset about David.  I lied and said the yarn was to loose.  The truth is there is no way I’m ever giving that scarf to anyone.  I can’t stand the idea of anything being made with the yarn I used for it so I cut it up.  The pieces left are too small for anything.  I got into trouble for being wasteful.  I don’t care.  I’ll wash all the dishes for a week, it was worth it.

Journal Entry Ten: Day 19

Day 19

I want to make something for Will and Beth.  I’ll give it to them when we meet.  The Robinson’s are in the same town as Will and Beth.  I think they are only a few miles away from each other.  They have offered to take Will and Beth in.  Dad insists that no one leave their shelter for at least another two weeks and all the families have agreed.  The Robinson’s will be the first to open their shelter and go out.

Journal Entry Nine: Day 18

Dad spends a lot of his time on the two way radio talking to the other families and trying to find other survivors.  Besides the three families we knew of before, today he found a brother and sister who holed up in a bomb shelter at some school a few towns over.  I guess the guy is the same age as David.  His name is Will.  His sister is 14.  Her name is Beth.  Even though they are both older than me they don’t know what to do since they have no survival training. They got really lucky with the bomb shelter which already had an old two way radio that still worked.  Because they don’t have a lot of supplies they have gone out to look for food and water.  Will said that there is fire everywhere.  Many of the buildings and homes have burned down.  Smoke is in the air and blocks out the sun.  I feel really bad for Will and Beth.  They don’t have anything but each other.