I enjoyed this novel, which thematically reminded me of a highly supernatural DaVinci Code. Structurally, it came together well,
the storyline both sound and well-paced. Characterization was good, although I would have liked to have known more about Duncan, one of the secondary characters assigned to assist Cade. Technically, I found a few minor grammatical flaws, mainly the separation of compound verbs, some unnecessary prepositions, a few improperly used semicolons, and the undue capitalization of a couple of words, but those were the only reason this novel is not receiving a perfect five stars from me. The Heretic is entertaining, highly creative, and fast-paced, and I give it a solid 4.5 stars.