If you enjoy this story, you may be pleased to hear that I'm a self-publishin' fool, and you can get 'The God Eaters' in dead-tree trade-paperback format from Lulu, Powell's, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, or ask your local bookseller to order it for you; the ISBN is 1847288650.
A note about criticism --
In general I'm very grateful for criticism. And you can certainly still give it for this story. But since I've put it out there on paper, I kind of don't want to change the pixel version. I'm not sure why. Because it feels untidy if they don't match? Also, this is pretty old -- I think I finished it in '04? -- and if I try to fix the novicey feel of the awkward bits, I'd end up rewriting the whole thing instead of updating my current projects. But like I said, you can still leave criticism if you like, and it may well help me improve the things I'm writing now.