The author describes this work as a "mosaic novel". It's lots of pieces of stories mixed together to form some kind of whole. Sometimes this works, but this time - not so much. It may have been my faulty attention span, but I lost track of everyone and couldn't figure out what was supposed to be going on. I got irritated by the whole thing by about 1/2 way through, but soldiered on to the end. Oh yeah, it was about gods and the mortals working for them (I think) trying to change timelines to avoid a disastrous future, or at least make sure their timeline didn't go that way.