The Cyborg's Crusade - Day of the Deus Ex Machina by Benoit Lanteigne

The Cyborg's Crusade - Day of the Deus Ex Machina  by Benoit Lanteigne

The Cyborg's Crusade - Day of the Deus Ex Machina

by Benoit Lanteigne 


GENRE: Science Fiction 



The Cyborg's Crusade - Day of the Deus Ex Machina  by Benoit Lanteigne
How did it come to this? My life used to be so simple. Back then, I hated it; I found it boring. Let me tell you: boring’s good. Boring’s great! I should’ve been thankful…

 It was supposed to be a date like any other for James Hunter, a simple convenience store clerk. Nothing more than watching a movie in the town of Moncton. A place as unknown and unimportant as he considered his own existence to be. And yet, while walking to a cinema, James teleports to another world. A hostile crowd surrounds him, including various mutants with strange deformities.

 Before he can even gather his wits or make a dash for it, a lone ally presents herself in the form of a winged woman named Rose. An important cultural figure in the country where James appeared, she offers him both protection and a home.

 Soon, James learns that this new world is divided by a cold war. On one side is Nirnivia, home to Rose. The other, Ostark, is led by a mysterious cyborg. James is unaware that the cyborg has him in his crosshairs, thinking of him as the Deus Ex Machina that will end the war in his favour.

 But, the cyborg is far from the only potential threat to James. Soon after his arrival, BRR, a terrorist organisation, kidnaps him. 

What would a rogue group out for revenge-seeking to turn the Cold War hot want with someone like James? Is there anyone also aware of this other world who will try to find him? Or is he on his own? If so, how is he supposed to escape? If that's even an option...  



The second that James saw the deformed statue, he deemed it painful. The sculpture depicted a man, but not one of normal proportions. The arms were far too long, paired with short legs, and the right eye appeared thrice the size of the left—nothing compared to the elongated spike forming the nose, or the mouth contorted in a grimace. Now that he sat leaning against the grotesque shape, the figurative ache turned literal as the sharp stone dug into his back. 

Even with the intense heat, James shivered. The recent revelations chilled his blood, and no matter how hard it tried, the sun couldn’t warm him again. He rubbed his chin, pondering all he had learned. His hand brushed against his stubble, and he scowled at the itching sensation. Usually, he shaved every day, a habit his unplanned trip had broken. Then again, next to his companion, a bit of extra hair was nothing… 

The freak still stood a few feet behind, laughing to his heart’s content. What a horrendous chortle. How James yearned to shut him up via his fist. “Gwa ha ah aha ha! Ha ha aha! Ha ha! Come on, why do you take things so seriously? You still don’t get it, do you? Gwha ha ha ha ha! You should laugh more; it’ll do ya good! Gwha ha ha ha ha! Wha ha ha ha! Gwa ha ha!”


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

So, my name is Benoit Lanteigne and I’m a French Canadian (outside of Quebec) who’s trying to write in English. That can be tricky. I’m a computer programmer and I enjoy it. I see many inspiring writers who hate their jobs and hope to quit someday, but that’s not my case. Mostly, I’ve worked on websites and web applications. 

Back in school, I enjoyed writing and according to my teachers and classmates; I had a talent for it. Well, not so much for grammar and spelling, but they liked my stories. Once I went to university, I dropped writing as a hobby. There were other things I wanted to focus on, such as my career. Then, in the early 2000s, around 2006 I’d say, I had a flash of inspiration. At first, it was a single character: a winged woman with red hair. I didn’t even know who she was, but the image stuck with me. From there, I began figuring out details about her origins and her world, but I only started writing for real in 2009. 

It’s been roughly 10 years now, and it’s not yet finished. That’s in part because I write in my spare time, and in part. After all, the scope of the project is huge. Maybe too much so. Still, I’m getting close to the point where I could release something. The question is what’s next? Self-publishing? Attempt traditional publishing? Nothing? I don’t know the answer yet, I’m trying to figure it out. Frankly, sharing my writing is difficult for me, and whatever I do, as long as I make it available to people I consider the experience a victory no matter what comes out of it. 



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  1. Thank you so much to Owen Habel for featuring The Cyborg’s Crusade. Releasing books from this series was a long journey, and it’s a thrill to see it happening. Though, with any luck, the journey is far from over; the series isn’t finished yet.

    As for you, dear readers, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and are intrigued by The Cyborg’s Crusade. If so, do know that because The Cyborg’s Riddle (book 3) just released and to celebrate, there’s some book discount going on at every major ebook retailer. In particular, book 1 is currently free and will be at least until January 14. You can use this link to download your free copy of book from your favorite retailer .

    While I work during the day, I work from home and I’ll do my best to check the comments every hour or so. If you have any questions about The Cyborg’s Crusade, me, or anything really, by all means, ask. I do have some simple questions for you, too. Any opinion on the book description and excerpt that are included in this blog post? If you took advantage of the free book 1 and started reading, how are you liking it so far? Thank you again, and I hope to hear from you in the comments.

    1. It was such a pleasure to host your book, Benoit

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    1. That was me, the book's author, I accidentally posted as anonymous

  3. This looks like a great read.

  4. Have to purchase these for my grandson - he will love them.

  5. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Sounds interesting

  6. I hope you're staying warm this weekend.

  7. Do you have a favorite winter activity?