Fantasy - Cestus Dei and the universe John Maddox Roberts created for it (or with it) are extremely enjoyable. The book begins well, setting the scene and introducing the universe to the reader in a thorough but fast paced manner. The introduction to the main heroes is somewhat muted by the fact that, inside of the first three chapters there is a serious argument over the destruction of an entire planetary system because of their clone production, a day in the life of a gladiator training school, and a description of Jesuit warrior monks training for "missionary" work on a high gravity planet. Oh yeah, and things speed up after that... You cannot fault Maddox for writing a slow-moving story.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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June 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cestus Dei
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-523-48584-0 / 978-0-523-48584-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
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