Two reviews of "The Deacon's Tale" currently available on-line, both by female reviewers:Happy Catholic
reviewed the book from a Catholic SF fan's perspective. Since I am not a Catholic myself, I was actually quite interested to know whether Catholic readers would have difficulty connecting with the book or with my fictional "New Roman" Church, but it turns out that was not a big problem. I thought she was very fair.Booksnoberry
is a multi-genre reviewer and mother of four who covers a lot of books--she gave The Deacon's Tale
a glowing review and really seemed to enjoy the appendices, which was nice to hear from a non-Sots-player.
Just an update. I will definitely make an announcement when the next book is closer to press, probably in a few months.