Far in the future, the five colonized systems have finally been freed of the curse of religion. By mandating tolerance across all colonies, no one can bring religious persecution upon anyone else.

Things have been this way for a generation. Long enough for most of those living to have never known a Torah, Koran, or New Testament, except in stories.

And the Kesek secret police work hard to keep it so.

So what happens when a bitter teenage discovers a holy book that has been earmarked for destruction? What happens when it begins speaking to him.

And now that Kesek is coming for him and his father and anyone else who gets in his way, what is he going to do with this troublesome book?

The Word Reclaimed is epic space opera amidst civil war, treachery, and  political alliances as sifting as Martian sand.

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About The Author

Steve Rzasa is the author of several novels of science-fiction, steampunk, and fantasy—with a bunch more in progress. He was first published in 2009 by Marcher Lord Press (now Enclave Publishing). His third novel, Broken Sight, received the 2012 Award for Speculative Fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers, and his debut novel, The Word Reclaimed, was nominated for the same. The Word Endangered was recently nominated for the Realm Award presented by Realm Makers. Steve grew up in Atco, New Jersey, and started writing stories in grade school. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University, and worked for eight years at newspapers in Maine and Wyoming. He’s been a librarian since 2008, most recently earning his Library Support Staff Certification from the American Library Association in 2014—one of only 135 graduates nationwide and a handful in Wyoming. He is the technical services librarian in Buffalo, Wyoming, where he lives with his wife and two boys. Steve’s a fan of all things science-fiction and superhero, and is also a student of history.

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