Happy Saturday, all y’all! 😀 Yes, you read the title right, I’m part of a blog tour for a new release called Fate Of The Watchman. And today’s the last day. 😀
About the book:
Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him. All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.
In this challenging and gripping novella, debut author Chad Pettit, delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.
About the author:
Chad Pettit grew up in Oregon with books and the mountains to help his imagination grow. After high school, he spent ten years in the Army, travelling and deploying all over the world, including two combat tours in Iraq. After the military, Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University-Central Texas, and then he started teaching English at an early college high school in central Texas. Chad currently serves in a local church as a deacon and the Sunday school superintendent.
Da Actual Review You Probably Came To Read:
(Disclaimer: I wrote this kinda tired, which I am all the time, so if it’s somewhat incoherent know that I tried!)
To start off with, the first three words that come mind thinking of Fate Of The Watchman are descriptive, dark, and Christmas Carol.
(Yes, I realize that’s four, but it’s true.)
It’s a very dark book, the theme, the story, the setting. And I think that adds to the message, that we as people and as Christians, are indifferent to the harsh sufferings of the world.
Lester is this “I don’t know and I don’t care” kinda guy. All he’s concerned about is how his business is gonna do, and he’s so wrapped up in it, nobody matters to him. Well, other than his brother. Nobody. Especially not the dude coming in his shop asking for some help.
It turns out it’s the other way around. Lester needs help. But he really doesn’t care, which reminds me a lot of Ebenezer Scrooge. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, Lester is taken on a crazy journey with an unusual guide. Unlike Ebenezer Scrooge, Lester sees much darker, deeper things then good ole’ Scrooge will.
Which just as a warning: There are parts in the book that are extremely graphic and I urge whoever would be interested to read it to read with caution. And while I don’t prefer reading that content at all, it did add to the realization that this is bad. We live in a broken world. Which I’m thinking was the message Petit wanted to convey?
The book also mentions angels as “watchmen”, which I found interesting but a hard concept to handle.
The tl;dr version of this is that Fate Of The Watchman is a book that will force you to stop and think. And y’know, sometimes we need to.
Catch the other posts here!
Monday, October 1st
Intro Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Book Spotlight // Grace Maples @ Proclaiming His Excellencies
Tuesday, October 2nd
Author Interview // Angela R. Watts @ The Peculiar Messenger
Wednesday, October 3rd
Author Interview // Faith Blum @ Bookish Orchestrations
Author Interview // Germaine Han @ The Writing Mafia
Thursday, October 4th
Review // Rayleigh Gray @ Literature Approved
Friday, October 5th
Review // Grace Buckner @ Literatura
Saturday, October 6th
Review // Jo @ The Lens & The Hard Drive
Wrapup Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
A. Kaylee // Book Spotlight @ Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
And there’s a giveaway if you’re interested!