I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me of Dune. The world portrayed in Wonderblood is unique. The author is creative, what imagination. Wild and weird. You really can get wrapped up in it, thinking about the edges of what the author is explaining. Wanting more. I wished the book was 200 pages longer. For me, this book was a page turner but there was more to it. It made me think about spirituality, religious belief, and ideas about waiting or hoping for things that are not here and now. Science versus "other beliefs." The world of Wonderblood what what I loved, and why I give this book 5 full stars.
Plot and characters . . . . I think I liked the character John the best, but perhaps also the man with cut off ears. I think that the high priest was the bad guy, at least unlikeable. I also liked how the two main women characters went off together at the end.
Yeah, I know science fiction doesn't really fit this book.
All you can ask for is a book that opens a window on the world and lets you see things from a new perspective, and so to feel some commonality with the author. It is a rare accomplishment.