As a long time AD&D fan, I read the first three gord the rogue books some years ago and loved them. I could never find book 4 until now. Having bought it from Amazon, I was excited to get started. I finished it yesterday and, maybe it's just been awhile since I read the others but this one seemed to have a very different tone. Gord himself was represented as an angry, bitter little man, even towards his own friends, which he didn't seem to be previously. The other 'heroes' were hardly sympathetic either. From reading reviews of his books I gather this change in attitude may be due to Gygax's problems with TSR.
What also bothered me was how good forces were represented. A Solar, for example, essentially an angel, was rude, arrogant, with no respect for life and little intelligence. Through this agent of good's actions evil was actually advantaged. Other forces of good are treated similarly in their discriptions. I guess some people like this approach, but to me, it doesn't make sense and isn't realistic within the scope of the world the story is set in.
The story itself is interesting, a real roller coaster ride, that reads very much like the playing of a D&D role-playing adventure which I think could turn off non role-players.
In all a fun story not particularly well told IMHO.