Ok, when I started this I didn't even read what it was about. I just assumed it was another military action book of the genre I enjoy. A little into it, I realized it had Hercules and golems and regenerating people in it. So for a few pages I struggled on with that thought in my head. But then, the story really took me in. I couldn't put it down. I'm hooked on the Chess Team adventures now and I'll have to go back and read the first books in the series. It reminded me very much of Highlander, except not as hokey and with better writing and weapons. Very glad I strayed from my norm and stuck with this one.