Piers Anthony Writing Styles in On a Pale Horse

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Point of View

On a Pale Horse is told from a third-person semi-omniscient perspective, from the point of view of Zane, the main character. The story follows Zane's progress, as he becomes Death, learns about Death and his fellow Incarnations, unravels the plot against Luna, falls in love, and battles and defeats Satan. Zane's misgivings about the nature of sin, death, Heaven, and Hell are an integral part of the story, and through experiencing the story from Zane's perspective, the reader follows along with the moral quandaries Zane wrestles with.

Zane is also in the dark about many of the machinations going on behind the scenes in On a Pale Horse. The magician, Luna's father, tasks Zane with caring for Luna but gives him no clue of the plot against her. Fate, Chronos, Nature, and Mars all know more than they tell Zane, including why he, particularly, was chosen...

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