This book is simply amazing. It is easily my favorite book of all time(Up there with the other books of her series, War and Peace, and The Art of War, but her books are the top).
First off, its in the view point of 3 people(another genius move by lyda herself), Page(My favorite, a lost AI with nowhere to go and noone to pay attention to him, who throughout the novel wish's to spend more time with The Dragon of the East, another AI, and find himself), Morningstar(Ilbis himself, the devil, it is such an odd and interesting twist on the old classic horns and pitchfork character, by the end of the book you sympathize with him and see his point of view, which is shocking and beyond words of how it feels like you have finally opened your eyes), and Emmaline(a female inquisitor who seems to be losing her way, and struggles throughout the book against everyone and everything).
The book is simply an adventure in and of itself. I keep my copy in superb shape, I love it so. Page is an interesting and diverse character that changes over and over again throughout the novel, by the end you feel like he truly is a real person. The take on Morningstar is simply beyond words, the viewpoint of a devil who considers himself the most loyal of archangels.
And the Events and Messiah's that spring forth in this adventurous world simply spin out of control(realistically I might add), to a pinnacle point where you cannot imagine it all dying down, and then something bigger comes out, throwing everything into chaos. The ending is such an unexpected but loved event.
This is one of those books that while you love to travel with the characters and go off on an adventure with them, you don't want to, because then the story would end and you'd have to stop :( . I wish I could give this book more stars, as it truly is an amazing work of art. READ THIS BOOK! If you have read Archangel protocol and at least liked it a little bit, prepare to have your socks blown off by this one.