The Face of God is what every young saurian learns to call the immense, glowing object which fills the night sky on the far side of the world. Young Afsan is privileged, called to the distant Capital City to apprentice with Saleed the court astrologer. But when the time comes for Afsan to make his coming-of-age pilgrimage, to gaze upon the Face of God, his world is changed forever- for what he sees will test his faith...and may save his world from disaster!
©1992 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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I found the story fascinating, but not easy to read – I really had to stretch my imagination in order to go along with a community of sentient dinosaurs.
I had trouble thinking about how their bodies worked, how their furniture was shaped, how their buildings looked, what their clothes covered… but those difficulties aside, the story was great and I’m in for more instalments!
"A great book with a great performance."
Well, it's unabridged, so I'd say "no". Just as good, mind you - just a different experience than reading it to one's self.
Afsan's commitment to rational scientific inquiry in the face of willful ignorance was quite compelling overall. I wish more humans held his principles!
Easily Afsan - he is the protagonist, after all; and gets most of the attention in the book.
Yes. This is one point where I might prefer the print edition, as I can read more quickly than I could listen to the audio version!
Sawyer is a great author - seek out his other books! You won't be disappointed.
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