On a Pale Horse - Piers Anthony

On a Pale Horse

By Piers Anthony

  • Release Date: 1984-07-12
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 283 Ratings


In this first novel of the Incarnations of Immortality, Piers Anthony combines a gripping story of romance and conflicting loyalties with a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death. This is a novel that will long linger in the reader's mind. 

Shooting Death was a mistake, as Zane soon discovered. For the man who killed the Incarnation of Death was immediately forced to assume the vacant position! Thereafter, he must speed over the world, riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. 

Zane was forced to accept his unwelcome task, despite the rules that seemed woefully unfair. But then he found himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan. Already the prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved.

He could see only one possible way to defeat the Father of Lies. It was unthinkable—but he had no other solution!


  • Incarnations of immorality series ~ On a Pale Haorse

    By ladystandsalone
    On a Pale Horse was the very first Piers Anthony book I had read. I fell in love. I was able to fall into the story quickly and found both the story and characters interesting and well written throughout the entire series. I couldn’t put this one down.
  • Love this book & the whole series!!

    By IizLove
    Seriously a great set of books
  • Loved it

    By Sadasar
    I've been a piers Anthony fan for many years, but only recently discovered this series. I thought the pacing of the book was done very well. This is a more serious side than seen in some of his other books. I love it start to finish it makes you think and I couldn't put it down once I started.
  • The best book

    By Orfljim
    This is my favorite book, have read it maybe 8 times and never tire from reading it, a book that's not easy to put down. One you will read over and over again.