What? The blog tour again? I just did the last one! These things come round too quickly. Don’t people know I have a novella to write? Not to mention all this chocolate that isn’t going to eat itself. (Self-eating chocolate? How’s that for a sci-fi dieting aid? Maybe I’ll write it into that novel – can’t see any other use for such a thing.)
Sorry, where were we? Ah yes, Numb. A Christian speculative fiction story which, in a dramatic break with tradition, has spaceships in it. I know, right? Who came up with that crazy idea? Well, John W Otte, Lutheran minister currently residing in South St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and two sons, in this case.
But we’re not here to talk about the author – he’s got a whole website for that – what’s this Numb book all about, besides Christians in space?
Save the girl…or his soul?
Crusader is numb. He feels neither emotion nor pain, a divine gift that allows him to be the Ministrix’s best assassin. Whether it’s heretics from within or heathen from without, Crusader is the sword in the True Church’s hand. And if he remains obedient to his superiors, he will be able to let go of his guilt.
But then he’s ordered to kill Isolda Westin. It shouldn’t be a problem. A target is a target. When Crusader sees Isolda’s image, though, something strange happens. He experiences a moment of panic, a wave of emotions, the first he’s felt in as long as he can remember.
In that moment, he realizes he can’t fulfill his mission. He can’t kill Isolda Westin, even if it means he’ll be condemned as an enemy of the Ministrix.
Soon Crusader and Isolda are on the run. Will they be able to learn why the Ministrix wants Isolda dead? Or will they both face the harsh justice of the “True Church”
Plus it’s got spaceships in it, did I mention that? I know they aren’t mentioned in the blurb, but I promise you they are there. Which of course can only mean one thing: I’m actually going to review the book. be rude not to, really, wouldn’t it?
But that, I’m afraid, will have to wait; for now, I should be
Follow the tour:
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Rachel Starr Thomson