“I liked this series so different from Piers Anthony's other books. I am always amazed in his ability of keeping his different series unique.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This series was interesting, but not as fun as the Xanth series. By the end I was glad it was over. I wouldn't recomend it.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Tarot trilogy is the story Brother Paul Cenji. We are introduced to Paul as a conservative and pious man of God, while we follow his adventure from Earth to the planet Tarot. Vision of Tarot and Faith of Tarot complete the Trilogy. Although I thought the series started off pretty good, each successive book got a little bit worse.
Paul's religious sect, the Holy Order of Vision, was a Christian sect that is heavily steeped in the use of Tarot cards. In fact, on this Earth of the future, it turns out Tarot was very popular for quite a few purposes including entertainment like card games, or even just recreation that passed the time -- it's a fad and everybody's into it.
Earth at this time was in a big upheavel, because of a new technology: instanteous matter transmission that allowed for the exploration of other habitable planets -- and subsequently for the mass exodus of people to all corners of the Universe.
One planet that was being colonized was Tarot. And it was the subject of a haunting of a sort. On this planet, human imaginings were coming to life...physically, and sometimes with dangerous consequences. And so Paul was chosen to go there to find the root cause of the hauntings. In fact it's rumored that he may even be finding God!
I liked learning about Tarot, since before I read this, I didn't really know anything about it. From Mr. Anthony, I feel like I got quite an education on it. However, by the end of Book 3, I was ready to be done with it.
Entertaining, but not in the same league as Xanth or The Incarnations of Immortality series.”
“This series was interesting, but not as fun as the Xanth series. By the end I was glad it was over. I wouldn't recomend it.”ladydragon wrote this review Saturday, May 24, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked this series so different from Piers Anthony's other books. I am always amazed in his ability of keeping his different series unique.”Mary G wrote this review Thursday, February 28, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No