Book Reviews of The Lantern of God

The Lantern of God
The Lantern of God
Author: John Dalmas
ISBN-13: 9780671698218
ISBN-10: 0671698214
Publication Date: 5/1/1989
Pages: 407
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewer: C. Campagna "apocalyptic hunter" (Montreal, Quebec Canada)After a spaceship crashes on an unknown planet, the crew decides to jettison the cargo, which consists of androids, on a continent and to settle on another continent. Some millenia later, the two races meet.
The droids have evolved very differently that the humans. The continent of the droid is divides into four parts, Hrumma (droids with mental powers), barbarian lands and two Djez regions.
The prose of Mr. Dalmas is very easy to read. I thought that the philosophy and theology behind the mental prowess of the droids was a little too much but as the story went on, it made sense and it didn't take too much reading space.
Although there is no surprise ending, I couldn't put the book away for the last 100 pages. The story is divided in small chapters and is a perfect companion for a quick reading.
Overall, it reminds me of the Spanish invasion of South America. Fortunately, the natives were able to defend themselves better.