By the time Father Martin turned away from the spinning orb below, he knew, more than ever before, the destiny of his race. Mankind was meant for the stars.
Sent to Freyja, one of Earth’s most distant colonies, to complete his tertianship in the Jesuit Order, young priest Father Martin soon discovers that the universe holds a stark and alien beauty far beyond the warmth of mankind’s ancestral home. But when the idyllic peace is shattered by the sudden spark of a long-smoldering political feud, the priest suddenly finds himself embroiled in the center of a potentially devastating interstellar conflict.
Author Allen Shoff weaves an engaging and evocative story of hope in the midst of despair and humanity in the midst of injustice, grounded in Catholic philosophy and captivating characters. “The Fire Comes to Thérèse” is a new and exciting chapter in the wider world of contemplative science fiction.