Lord of Light

Lord of LightRoger Zelazny has a knack for coming up with mind-blowing concepts, but his storytelling abilities leave much to be desired. Lord of Light, being heavily inspired by both hard sci-fi and Hindu mythology, might as well have one of the best settings I have seen in a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid novels, but it also follows a very generic, and even somewhat forced plot.

Still, definitely worth a read just to experience the setting.

Positive: Negative:
Fantastic setting seamlessly combines sci-fi with Hindu mythology Characters change sides with little motivation
Full of fascinating concepts, both of science and fantasy Plot follows generic fantasy tropes mostly
Fascinating mysteries in the history of the world Predictable, generic story

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