This book had a lot of buzz about it and I had pre-ordered, even though I did not know the author. I normally read the preview before purchasing the book, and I’m not sure I would have purchased this had I read the preview first. The book takes the philosophy that gods draw power from their supporters. The slaves in this book have become the masters and the conquerors must, amid social unrest, must try to stay ahead of rebel factions. I give this book 3 stars.