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I thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating and easy to read 'novella"? I read it all in one sunny afternoon. The characters, the underlying philosophical assumptions and motives came alive to me. I even started eating figs and cheese (you'll see references to those in the first few pages):-)
I personally LOVED, the initially veiled then later, stated references to Hypatia - delighting myself to 'guess' it instantly.
Many historical figures are intertwined throughout the story and I had a lot of fun catching the references and subtle clues.
I'm reserving the fifth star for the future books in this series, as I DO want to learn what became of the key characters who walked into a seemingly disaster ending of this book, and how that ties into the next book that jumps a number of centuries.
In summary a thoroughly enjoyable read of a book that has solid philosophical underpinnings.
Intriguingly, the next in the series, sampled at the end, jumps over a thousand years into the future: so it will be interesting to see how the author eventually ties it all together as a unified work.
My only disappointment in the book (besides the length -- more a long novella than a full novel, when I would have liked to stay in that world rather longer!) is a rather grim ending for my tastes. But I suspect their story will not end there as the series continues its travels around history.
But the best books are those that drive you to go out and enjoy life. They show the beautiful people and new opportunities out there in the world. They actually make it difficult to remain sitting while reading because they urge you to go out and become a better person.
Very few books manage (or even try for) the latter. I can tell from just the first part of Idolatry that this book will be one of them.
I am looking forward for the rest of the novel.
The main conflict arises as the characters find themselves in the crosswinds of religious zealotry and conquest. Cordair provides a deeply thought-provoking juxtaposition of these two forces—man’s beautiful, unquenchable thirst for knowledge and meaning in his world, versus the barbaric drive by some to brutally rule over others.
The reader is left with the clear realization of what truly is sacred, and what is in fact profane. Beautifully done—I look forward to reading “Part 2!”