By Allen Shoff

The Fire Comes to Thérèse

Sent to Freyja, one of Earth’s most distant colonies, to complete his tertianship in the Jesuit Order, young priest Father Martin finds himself embroiled in the center of a potentially devastating interstellar conflict.

Contemplative Science Fiction Author

Allen Shoff

Allen Shoff lives with his wife and five adorable children in the beautiful pine-filled valleys of north Idaho. Inspired by his faith and by the history and natural beauty of his surroundings, he seeks to bring life to stories that speak to the best of the human spirit. Showcasing worlds rich with carefully researched science and technology, steeped in classical and Thomistic philosophy, and filled with memorable characters and settings, Allen Shoff’s stories are designed to set a higher bar for modern science fiction.

Allen Shoff studied history and music at an undergraduate level before ultimately earning a J.D. in 2013. He is a web developer and the co-founder of Sugar Apple Marketing, and is also a practicing attorney in the fields of constitutional, business, and municipal law.


Great first book. Shoff did a great job of creating a very detailed and interesting universe. The characters were interesting. Looking forward to more work from this author.

– J.P. Williams


Mr. Shoff brings a refreshing addition to the science fiction world in this novel. A good read and a great first effort by Mr. Shoff.

– Janet Smith


This book was a a wonderful read. It weaves in hope along with political intrigue and unforeseen circumstances and choices. The characters are developed and I enjoyed the journey that I was taken on.

– Leslie Hagg