Seriously? Natasha? Couldn't Piers have come up with something more imaginative than that? Sigh. Not counting, that, though. I thought this story was only surpassed in excellence by For The Love of Evil.
This is my favorite book of the entire series. It is actually dangerous because it actually makes a lot of sense and will most likely make the reader see Satan in a different light. Personally, I like this angle very much. A good wizard, becomes a priest, rises in the clergy, is seduced by a succubus, and in his doting age assumes the role of the Lord of Evil and turns it into a rehabilitation center. In other words, a good man doing a necessary function to maintain the balance.In For Love of Evil, the human who becomes the incarnation of evil, Satan, is troubled by the nature of good versus evil and decides to end it all in a death duel with God.
I'm lukewarm on this. Personally, I thought this was b-o-r-i-n-g ... in comparison to the first 6 books, and especially after having read For The Love of Evil which was my favorite. I couldn't help but feel that in this book Piers Anthony just tried to tie up loose ends so the story suffered as a result. It completes the series, though, and the story so is a MUST BUY to complete the set.