If your reading this your probably looking for a good series to get into, having read all the books here is my take on the series as a whole to help y..Show More »ou make that decision:
The first book is excellent and sets the tune for the entire series. If you pick up this one and dont like it then you can safely avoid the others in the series as they are very similar in most ways (though the rest of the books tend to be more plot driven and less focused on the powers of the office involved).
Book 2 unfortunately has the least impressive plot of any, you absolutely must ride with it despite the strangeness for it to make sense and reveal itself as a decent book. The odd points are explained in the end, and when the plot is progressing its very interesting.
Book 3 and on plot becomes very important, the characters become much more real outside their offices and it takes longer to get around to the overall theme, but is a vast improvement over book 2s interludes. Maybe its just me but book 2 really messed up my perception of the timeline of the series, to the point where I was confused on that point for most of this book - to clarify, this one takes place before either of the other books so far. Much of the structure of the incarnations is revealed in this book.
Book 4 is interesting and quite diffrent plot-wise, though I have trouble relating to the character of Mars. Mars character makes the story work however, I dont think your supposed to relate to all of his aspects - but its his idiosyncrasies that progress the story.
Book 5 is the slowest of the series, and would be my least favorite if not for the ending. The ending of this book is one of the great scenes of fiction and makes the entire series worth reading.
Book 6 is a work of art, it spans the entire series and more filling the perspective of Satan in each novel. This is the perfect end to this series, it binds everything together and gives greater meaning to the work as a whole.
Second in the series, this is a challenging book to follow, however a must read for those who bite in to the "Luna" saga. Do not miss the authors not..Show More »e at the end! On its own this book doesn't have the punch of On a Pale Horse, but is fill so many gaps needed to truly understand the strange view of Piers' Incarnations. Don't pass this one up, in will entertain as well as educate.
This is the third book in this series. It is still more about problem solving than character development. The story in this one wasn't as tight as the..Show More » previous two novels. I do like how one novel inter-relates with the previous ones. The nararator, much lke the novel is ok but nothing spectacular.
The series is very consistant. If you liked the other books this one will please you as well. It is a solid story and the only reason i gave it 3's wa..Show More »s that Anthony is not the best at writing in the female point of view (my opinion). The way the author links all the boioks together and you catch hints of what was going on behind the scenes in previous novels is very good.
Well, if you have read the other 5 books in the series I probably don't need to say anything for you to want to get this book. One observation though,..Show More » the story starts at around 1200 AD. I really would love to get into a debate about this book but anything I say would probably be a spoiler so I will refrain. Not the best in the series but definitely a 5 star by any reference. Another plus is that the narration is very well done (imho) and the audio quality is (thankfully) very good.
Anthony takes on some hard topics in this book, and does a good job with them. I can't say that I agree with all his conclusions, but there is a lot ..Show More »of food for thought, and I don't read fiction for an accurate view of reality anyway, so it was quite entertaining.