To be honest I don’t feel there’s much point in writing extensive reviews of Brust’s Taltos series. They are all more or less of a kind. Although they technically stand alone, they are sufficiently interlinked that they ought to be read in published order. And if you’ve read the previous three books, then you already can make an informed decision on whether you’d like to read this book. It is, generally, more of the same. Although this book deals with some of the more higher concept areas of Brust’s world, namely the divinities and the afterlife, the execution fails to live up to the concepts. It’s not my least favorite of the Taltos books, I don’t think, but it’s not a favorite either.