Under a Velvet Cloak

Nox, the Incarnation of Night and Mistress of SecretsIt is the year 500 AD Kerena, a beautiful young girl living near King Arthur s Camelot, is apprenticed to Morely the Seer Morely teaches her fantastic magic, but when he mysteriously disappears, Kerena finds herself out on the street and must resort to prostitution to survive Kerena prospers as a skilled courtesanNox, the Incarnation of Night and Mistress of SecretsIt is the year 500 AD Kerena, a beautiful young girl living near King Arthur s Camelot, is apprenticed to Morely the Seer Morely teaches her fantastic magic, but when he mysteriously disappears, Kerena finds herself out on the street and must resort to prostitution to survive Kerena prospers as a skilled courtesan until she is taken into service by Morgan le Fey, the sorceress sister of King Arthur Kerena s knowledge of magic grows as she is required to carry out nefarious deeds for the evil Lady Fey One of her missions is to seduce Sir Gawain, Knight of the Round Table, to prevent him from locating the Holy Grail But Gawain and Kerena fall in love and she conceives his child, a child she discovers is cursed to die an early death Using her Seer abilities, Kerena tries to locate the fabled Incarnations of Immortality, seeking their aid in removing the taint from her baby Rebuffed by all seven major Incarnations, Kerena vows revenge But revenge against such mighty immortals would require an even greater power
Under a Velvet Cloak Nox the Incarnation of Night and Mistress of SecretsIt is the year AD Kerena a beautiful young girl living near King Arthur s Camelot is apprenticed to Morely the Seer Morely teaches her fantas

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  1. Seventeen years. After And Eternity was published, all was quiet with the Incarnations of Immortality series until 2007. Piers Anthony then published Under a Velvet Cloak and I was freaking thrilled. It took a few years, but I finally got around to getting the book and, in anticipation, I just re-read the entire series so I would be refreshed on all the details. Seven books and around 2100 pages I read just in preparation to read this one.Don’t.I still have carryover teenage fandom for Piers A [...]

  2. Many years back I read the original series and so was surprised and interested to stumble on this latest novel in the series. Unfortunately I now pretty much wish I hadn't found it. I started reading the book on a plane flight a few days ago and within 20 minutes things started to get awkward when the 12-13 year old protagonist starts having sex. Bucket loads of sex. There I was sitting 10,000 feet in the air suddenly uncomfortably aware of the person next to me - hoping they weren't sneaking gl [...]

  3. This book has caused me considerable worry. You see, Piers Anthony was the first author I really read (for my own enjoyment, rather than, say, school), and I loved it. My first book was On A Pale Horse, and I estimate that the following twelve books were all by Mr. Anthony. So, why does this book worry me?Well, simply put, it is terrible.I gave it two stars, but I have to admit that one of those stars stems from this novel's association with the other Incarnations of Immortality novels, and that [...]

  4. I was very disappointed in this final book of Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series. I was overjoyed when I discovered that at some point he had added another followup to the series, and there was some interesting stuff going on in there, but it's impossible to overlook the books many flaws.Before going further, here's the worst: The main characters have a scene midway through the book (and again at the end) where they're chatting about how rape, murder in cold blood, and pedophilia [...]

  5. I was surprised and pleased to learn that there was a new addition to this series that I had never heard of. The series was a favorite of mine when I was in high school. Having read it, now I understand why I never heard of it! This book was printed on Piers Anthony's self published line. It is much thinner than the previous books, and the characterization, plot, and content are much weaker. The sexual content is bizarrely out of place and excessive. I'm not sure if part of the problem may be th [...]

  6. I've just finished reading the book and I have to say; Piers Anthony has a good talent for intertwining his stories and changing perspectives. This story focused on Nox, the Incarnation of Night. This story brought us again full circle with a brief history of how Nox came to be, and the mortal who stepped into the Office of the Incarnation of Night. Now, I would have preferred to see him take this book and show us something fresh, but he decided to stick with the formula of the Incarnations we h [...]

  7. Nox, the Incarnation of Night and the Mistress of Secrets It is the year 500 AD. Kerena, a beautiful young girl living near King Arthur's Camelot, is apprenticed to Morely the Seer. Morley teachers her fantastic magic, but when he mysteriously disappears, Kerena finds herself out on the street and must resort to prostitution to survive. Kerena prospers as a skilled courtesan until she is taken into service by Morgan le Fey, the sorceress sister of King Arthur. Kerena's knowledge of magic grows a [...]

  8. What the title says. The seven books in the Incarnations series were tight and fun to read. I think I enjoyed books 5 and 6 the best, but all were good. The ratings for the previous seven books range from 4 to 4.75 out of 5 stars - not bad at all for a series (with the exception of 'And Eternity', which was a somewhat cliched ending to the other 6 books, but still better than this book)Like many other authors who have been writing a long time (though not all) Mr. Anthony seems to be now writing [...]

  9. I'd been so excited to hear that this had been published, but it would take me years before I could actually get my hands on a copy. After reading it, I wish I hadn't been able to access a copy! This book is a 1.5 star read for me, but due to not being able to do half stars, I'm forced to round up, purely for nostalgia's sake.It's a much shorter book than the previous ones, and the characterization, plot, and content all seem to suffer for it, as they come across as much weaker than other books [...]

  10. Originally posted here as part of the 30 Day Book Challenge. A Book I Wish I'd Never Read I should have known better than to think that I'd enjoy Piers Anthony's attempt to bring FURTHER CLOSURE to his Incarnations of Immortality series.  Cos, y'know - he'd already released the last book twice already.Once in 1986 with For Love of Evil (Evil/Satan, dur) and again in 1990 with And Eternity (Good/God) - so when this came out (self-published, btw, and apparently he didn't spend any of his Xanth mo [...]

  11. I had considered rereading the other seven books first, but that's really not necessary. Although, after finishing this one, I do want to go back and read them again. If I can find this one to purchase, I will as we do own the other seven.I was actually a bit surprised at the writing in this one. I don't remember if the others in this series were the same way. If I had been reviewing this for an author on writing, I would have told him that he should show more than tell.Despite that, I really en [...]

  12. There Was No Point To ThisFor some reason--money obviously--Piers Anthony decided to try and tack on a new book to the Incarnations of Immorality series. Now i understand that sometimes authors get pressured to create and add to their more popular works but this novel was beyond unnecessary. Besides the fact that the original series was 5 novels and then he added two more novels because of the fans--it was a perfect series and one of the best I have ever read.So to have a book done that seriousl [...]

  13. I didn't think it was possible to be this disappointed by one of my favourite authors as a burgeoning reader. I quite enjoyed the Incarnations of Immortality series, and when I found out it had an eighth, I set to reading.I don't mind sex in books. A healthy dose of erotic encounters doesn't spoil a written work for me - but this was absurd. The dialogue was inhuman and unnatural, and the entire book read more like a timeline of events than a well-woven narrative. There were no sexual experience [...]

  14. This was an amazing disappointment. I loved the first seven books of the Incarnations of Immortality series. They were well written, and while interesting to read as an adult, they were also teen friendly. But not this book.Under a Velvet Cloak reads like low-grade softcore porn. There is so much sex in this book that the characters get bored and have complete conversations while having sex. The various sexual combinations are written as if Piers Anthony is trying to fulfil every male reader's s [...]

  15. I am a completest. Thus when I discovered an 8th (and final?) book in Piers Anthony's "Incarnations of Immortality" series, I had to complete the series. I've enjoyed most of the other books in this series, although some are better than others. But in this one, what started out as a reasonable story deteriorated into a mess. Yes there is sex in this book. Loads of it. More sex than any other novel that I can recall at the moment. But it isn't descriptive sex and certainly not passionate or sensu [...]

  16. When I was younger I liked this series, before it descended into lots and lots of Anthony's typical weirdness and apparent sexual hangups. Interesting that he wrote another one after the ostensible concluding volume though it seems to be (based on the description and a quick skim) more of the same.

  17. This book has *a lot* of sex in it. And I mean a lot. That doesn't happen to bother me overly much and I had fun reading it. Not as good as some of the other Incarnations of Immortality books but still fun.

  18. I loved piers Anthony since I was a teen, I read all of the previous books. I was so excited to see him add to the collection. Sadly I think the collection should have ended with the seventh book. I am no blushing virgin, but this book focused so heavily on sex that I felt like I was reading some porn book. I think it would have been quite possible to elude to acts, or at least not needed to discuss in such great detail. The story line, was decent and so I almost thought of giving it 3 Stars. Sa [...]

  19. This is most definitely my least favorite book in the series. It takes many of the issues I've had with the female characters and points of view and magnifies them in horrible, painful ways. I finished the book only because my completionism would not allow me to do otherwise. I almost wish I'd decided to not to include this volume in my reading of the series as, in many ways, it taints the other stories.

  20. The Incarnations of Immortality series was hugely important to me in my teenage years - Between those books and the Robot Adept series, Piers Anthony was a central pillar of my reading, and the books changed the way I thought about many things. So when I saw Under a Velvet Cloak on the shelf, I grabbed it, even though everything about its exterior shouted 'Caution.' I should have listened.And Eternity was a fine end to the series. Under A Velvet Cloak tries to add to the legacy by introducing Ke [...]

  21. The plot gets lost in all of the smut. I expect some lewdness in Anthony's work, but this story had little merit and honestly did not satisfy me as the end of the series.

  22. Under A Velvet CloakTwenty years ago I read one of the most influential book series of my lifetime. In recent years I learned that a new chapter had been created. The original Incarnations of Immortality, written by Piers Anthony, was a seven book package of awesomeness. In 2007, an eighth book was written. Created entirely due to readership demand and some amazing collaborative efforts by the author and a handful of dedicated fans, the final book in Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality l [...]

  23. This is the long in coming book 8 in the Incarnations of Immortality series. The series started as a 5 book series telling the stories of Death, Time, Fate, War, Time, and Nature. It was expanded to cover the Incarnations of Good and Evil. About 15 years later, this story about the Nox, the Incarnation of Night was added.It is the year 500 AD, the time of King Arthur and his Round Table. But this is the tale of Kerena, a young girl. She is apprenticed to the seer, Morley, at the age of twelve. B [...]

  24. Goddamit Piers. I really enjoyed the Incarnations of Immortality series when I was in junior high I saw this last one, written 15 years or so after the others, and thought why not. Actually there's good reasons why not. The writing is more juvenile than that of a pre-teen it makes "Twilight" look like one of the Russian Classics. I feel debased and ashamed while reading Anthony's later works (anything after the early 90's). While his earlier work was over-sexualized, misogynistic and vaguely ped [...]

  25. I can honestly say that for me, the Incarnations of Immortality (IoI) series ends at book 7. It's not only that this book has the barest hint of plot, covered with literally an insane amount of (poorly done) sex. It's not only that even the most important characters and established returning characters might as well be cardboard cut outs. It's not even about the random addition of vampires. It's not even that Mr. Anthony admits the reason for writing this "story" was because one fan created a ma [...]

  26. Kerena is a young girl, apprenticed to a seer in deeply in love with him. One night her master and lover Morely goes missing, and Kerena turns to prostitution to fund her search for him. Her search and her skills as a courtesan lead her to none other than the infamous half-human, half-faery sorceress Morgan le Fey. Just based on the summary on the back cover, I couldn’t be more excited to read this story. Believe me, I’ve not been this disappointed in a book since the The Good Fairies of New [...]

  27. Long in coming, the eighth book of the series addresses Nox, the Incarnation of Secrets. The last book being published byHarper/Voyager in 1991, this one released in 2007 by Mundania Press. It has the good plot twists one expects from a Piers Anthony book with some interesting insights on biblical Genesis. One drawback was a constant predilection for the main character to have sex, though not descriptive, it was a bit much. It tells an interesting story of a younger daughter who has the powers o [...]

  28. I read the reviews before ordering this book, and told myself that I knew it wasn't as good as the others, but I would still read it just for funI only got through a couple chapters before I had to stop reading. The premise is interesting and the characters are interesting enough. However, motivations/reasons for character actions are just not even bothered with and the plot has holesor rather, giant gaping chasms. Characters do crazy ass things, seemingly on a whim, and the readers aren't given [...]

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