Does prolonged national harmony threaten the next generation with enervation and decadence? Can the love for a woman, a child, a quiet home replace the redemptive power of combat? When a man finally grows up, is it too late?
"Intense disaster sequences...deeply disturbing images...scenes of violent action."
Omar D'Brieve, Montreal Star
"Couldn't put it down, though my fourth grade nun, Sister Christopher of the Cross, would be scandalized."
Anna Polis, The Houston Post
Sister Christopher of the Cross, Convent of the Wayward Savior, Tyler, Texas
"Disgusting, salacious, man at his worst, vile, anti-Catholic, anti-pope, anti-Italian. I loved it!"
Anamaria Cusi, Gazzetta Del Giorno (Milano)
"Excessive gore...blood-letting not suitable for children...inappropriate...minors should be accompanied by a priest or rabbi; for me, one dandy read."
A. Judy Cates, The Dominion (Toronto)
"The glitter, the glory, the gruesome Italian Middle Ages!"
Sal Minella, Corriere Di Parma (Italia)
"Obviously composed on a computer shared by users of tree nuts and weapons-grade plutonium."
April O'Toole-Day, Manchester Evening Chronicle
"Why can't everybody just get along?"