I like it a lot. this book is full of history, stories and ideas. I can't wait to read Olympos. Mahnmut is my favorite character.
I'm a classics fan. This is definitely one for the hardcore sci-fi fans and I don't particularly like this genre. I got about 100 pages in and knew it wasn't working for me, but that's not to say it's a bad book - just not my cup of tea.
I personally found this perhaps the best SF novel ever written by Simmons. I even find it superior to the Hyperion and Endymion novels. The storytelling is cinematic and breathtaking. The characters are greatly rounded. Adventurous and intense. It sometimes suffers from little academic wanderings but is really a masterpiece. If you read this you should absolutely also read Olympos....Continua
If you are interested in ancient greek mythology, this book is for you ! However the plot is not so original, check Roger Zelazny's "God of Light", which has a very similar concept and written decades ago...