While the story was interesting there were times that the preaching broke the suspension of disbelief. This is the story of a man who kills death and finds himself with the job. The first part of the story is all about this growth into the role and his understanding of the importance of Death. Then he finds himself embroiled in a plot by Satan. It's interesting, the afterword by the author is fun, the concept of a world a little like ours where magic and technology co-habit and where magic is regarded as just another technology is fun, but it didn't quite truly work for me. If I had read it while younger I would have probably enjoyed it more, it gained a half-star for age.