I like to vary my reading genres as much as possible. I enjoy being transported to a world I know nothing about. I must say, THE FALSE PROPHET did not disappoint. Set one hundred years into the future, when all present-day technical knowledge has been lost, wars are once more fought with simple weapons and tactics. The principles of human nature are the same however. Not only does Donald have to fight the physical enemy and resist the False Prophet, cope with assassins and even a traitor within his own camp, he must also struggle with his own demons of self-doubt. Woven among all this, is a love story. The fantasy tale is entertaining and skilfully written, with a wide variety of Characters and subplots. Fox cleverly combines a historical, religious saga with the age-old themes of love, betrayal, and revenge, all too prevalent through the ages. . This is a book you will not want to put down.