Saturday, February 11, 2012
The Voyage of the Minotaur: The Clergy
When the Minotaur sails toward the new colony in a faraway land, there are several members of the Church of Kafira who are along to see to the worship needs of the colonists.
Father Ian: Father Ian is the priest on the expedition and he is really only there as cannon fodder-- or in this case, dinosaur fodder. From the very beginning, he was intended as a T-Rex milkbone. I actually had a little fun writing him to be more or less incompetent and a bit goofy, knowing that I was going to kill him off later.
Sister Auni: Sister Auni is an acolyte (since in the Church of Kafira, priests and acolytes are both male and female, she takes the place of a nun). She is competent and helpful and a source for healing magic. I made her really skinny to make her a bit distinctive. It's all the more so because, unlike the laywomen, she doesn't wear a bustle.
Brother Galen: He is the other acolyte and barely makes an appearance in the story, though he is a bit more important (though not much more visible) in the later books.
The Voyage of the Minotaur is the first book in the Senta and the Steel Dragon series, and is available wherever fine ebooks are sold.