Sisters of the Vast Black
Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations, a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own. When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care – and that of the galactic diaspora-are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent Central Governance and the Church itself.
I watched two Sister Act movies before I read this, which was a complete coincidence, but it was fitting. I found this book to be fantastic but short. Hopefully the universe that’s hinted at here can be explored further.
Lina Rather is going on my must read list!