I really enjoyed this book, but read it so long ago that I am borrowing a review from Amazon.
Reviewer: Tim Mills (Calgary, Alberta.)
In my experience, Bear is a great writer if you want to be made to think. This is the only novel of his that I have read, and I find it quite up to his standard. More personal than his signature short story "Blood Music" (later expanded into a novel), _Strength of Stones_ examines several very human issues, primarily religion. If you're ready to be made to think, this is an excellent book.