In this series of seven books, there are seven "gods" whose
positions are filled by humans, who are then removed from their
earthly lives to take up these seven positions for a certain period
of time: Death, Chronos (Time), Fate, Mars (War), Nature, Satan
(Evil), God. (Yes, "God" is a position, rather like "General
Manager" or "CEO"!)
The seven books describe essentially the same convoluted timeline
from the point of view of the different characters, and are rife
with transformations. Most notable is the demonic temptress Lilith
who can take any female form to seduce men. The sexiest of all the
books is, in my opinion, #6, For Love of Evil (about Satan), where
Lilith seduces the formerly saintly character so much that he
cannot help but become the evil Satan. Other transformations:
"With a Tangled Skein": "Fate" is actually a 3-in-1 goddess who not
only switches between her various 3 personalities (each with its
own form) but also takes the form of other mortals. Near the end,
one of the personalities dies, and someone else has to take over. A
man is chosen, and he must take on a female form so that it "fits"
the goddess, so there is transgender here.
"Wielding a Red Sword": Lilith takes many forms to tempt Mars.
"Being a Green Mother" (I think that's the book --it's the one with
Jonah the Whale) the female demon Jezebel is cursed to be a dumpy
old woman by day, but after sunset turns into a ravishingly
beautiful nymphomaniac who cannot help but have sex with a man
every hour while she is in this form.
originally posted by anonymous on 2003-10-14, no edits, entryid=3329