The last story goes in a different direction and was the best of the collection. It was written by his son, Haley Riordan, a young writer that if he continues may do very well as an author. The main character is not a demi god, just a regular mortal who does not believe in an afterlife and writes books about his theories and is a paid speaker on the same subject. His world is rocked when he meets a demi god and then attempts to save him.
Best if the reader is familiar with the series but as a collection of short stories it is a stand alone read.