Reviews of Balshazzar's Serpent (2000)
Review by fastfinge (2006-02-23)
Good grief, does this book ever have a Christian message. I'm a Christian myself, so I didn't find it objectionable (although I suspect if I were a different brand of Christianity I would have), but the average reader probably wouldn't be a fan of this. Even I was a little taken aback at it's extent, being so used to not finding this sort of thing in my science fiction. The plot is standard stuff, but with the religious overtones. As I say, I didn't mind, but it's the largest part of the experience, and anyone going into this book needs to prepare themselves for it.