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4.21.2014

April CSFF Tour ~ Numb Day 1

NUMB
By John Otte

Crusader feels nothing - he is numb and has been as far back as he can remember.  This numbness makes him the perfect assassin for the Ministrix.  But this time something is wrong, he is unable to complete his assignment and he doesn't know why.

Why in this all important moment does Crusader suddenly feel something and why have the parameters of his mission suddenly changed from the norm. 

Who should Crusader trust?  And why has he suddenly become a target of the Ministrix?  Crusader and Isolda have questions and time to find the answers in running out.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Marcher Lord Press in exchange for my honest review and in conjunction with the April CSFF blog tour.



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"?

Be sure to visit all the tour participants during April's CSFF tour
April 21 - 23, 2014