Roger 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.
|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|