This installment, in addition to all the others, had a lot of religious qualities to it. I am an athiest, if somebody is religious, that’s awesome. However, if somebody tries to shove their religion down my throat, tells me I’m going to burn in hell for my sins or even puts an excerpt from the bible in my mailbox (this happened about a week ago), THEN I no longer care what the person has to say about their religion. Christopher Pike talks religion and I have a feeling he is very religious, however he writes about it in a way that is not the above. The religion talk and mention of god – or Krishna, the devil, Lucifer, angels and demons in this series makes me want to learn more, I love it, I love the mythology of god (I say this as an athiest, please don’t take any offence) and what’s even more amazing about Mr. Pike is that he is clearly open to the idea that there is ‘one god’ and that god is the same as other gods in other religions, that all religions have the same basic belief of the divine. As I said, I personally do not believe in god but this series presents religion in a beautiful, personal way to Sita.
In regards to some spoilers, which I’m not mentioning as this is (possibly, I HOPE NOT) the last book in the series, I had a feeling about Shanti as soon as the original book was present again (this will not make sense to those who have not read the book) but I could absolutely not prepare myself for what actually happened!
I really really really hope this isn’t the last installment and I have a feeling it’s not, simply due to the fact that Mr. Pike has been constantly teasing us about John, Paula and the CII video game. I am going to use my own psychic abilities here and predict there will be a next book and it will answer some of my questions about the above.
Overall, I want more Sita, I always want more Sita. She is easily one of my all time favourite characters and I want more of her amazing story.
Thankyou Christopher Pike for giving us Last Vampire fans yet another brilliant story.