This book started out wonderful. A full 5 stars, but then at the end it dovetailed. If you can say written by an athiest without saying it, the author did in this one. This is not historically accurate at all for the time period. There may have been athiests, but they would have been too afraid of being executed for them to act as the characters did at the end. It would have not even occurred to them to question if there was a G-d or not.