It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that interesting either. I read this immediately after The Man in the High Castle, so the question of "what is real?" was already a central theme. This book didn't seem to add much to that beyond a spiritual detour. Beyond that, most of the characters have little investment since they are mostly two dimensional. The story opened some great possibilities, and the rating I gave is for that. However, it seemed to fall short of its potential.