TITLE: Sacrificial Lamb Cake
LENGTH: 198 pages
PUBLISHER: Red Adept
Trinity Corp. is facing a crisis of faith in Katrina Monroe's book, "Sacrificial Lamb Cake."
When the solution to the crisis is to trigger Armageddon by introducing the Second Coming to mankind, there's plenty of concern amongst the leaders of Trinity Corp. that the Big Guy might have become a little . . . lost.
That notion is given even more credence when G introduces the man handpicked to lead the Second Coming initiative: Judas Iscariot, the most infamous traitor in the history of Western civilization.
Just when G and Judas have the Board on board, they stumble once they introduce the Second Coming.
Rain Johnson, a young woman working as a waitress while continuing the long tradition of artists starving for their work, isn't someone that would be considered saintly. She's escaped from a radical environmentalist, borderline crazy mother and into her own life as an avant garde artist, living with her full-of-secrets lover, and has rejected religion in all its many forms.
Shoved into his own decaying corpse and waking up in his own grave, Jude has not just his work cut out for him - the very continuation of the universe depends on him.
Convincing Rain that she's the new Messiah isn't even the hardest thing Jude needs to do. He also needs to face down an evil ex-girlfriend, not to mention distracting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Lucy, the Morning Star.
What follows is going to make showing up at an alcoholics recovery center and turning all the water into wine look like a walk in the park.
While the book covers well-worn ground with the second coming, Monroe does a good job of reshaping the characters into her versions.
The book does suffers with pivotal action taking place off-screen and a major twist in motivation, but that doesn't really matter when the characters are so involving.
Familiar territory shown in a new light. Worth your time and money.
Author's Twitter handle @AuthorKatM
Richard E.D. Jones is the author of A Dude’s Guide to Babies as well as numerous science-fictionally, fantastically humorous short stories. Find out more at his website, www.byrichardjones.com.