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On the vast generation ship, the Kingdom of Heaven, President Jeremiah Black’s word is law. It is doctrine. It is the voice of God.

400 years ago, the First Families boarded the Kingdom of Heaven to leave behind a wicked Earth and find a new home where they could build Zion—on a planet they named Canaan, a place the ship wouldn’t reach for a thousand years. Only their descendants would see this new world. But after so many years, conditions on the Kingdom of Heaven are much different from what those First Families had planned.

When Nephi Packard of Telestial Deck runs afoul of President Black and his High Council, he learns the hard way why Leftovers like him don’t mingle with the Celestials. While recovering from his harsh punishment for violating the rules with Black's own granddaughter, an archangel appears to Nephi, and a calling to restore the true gospel to the Kingdom of Heaven turns Nephi’s life upside down. Now, armed with the word of God, Nephi and his friends from Telestial Deck must bring light, truth, and freedom to the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven without getting cast out of the ship into Outer Darkness for heresy by President Black and his Celestials.

The Glory of the Stars is a testament to faith, courage, and the power of God.

Snippet from The Glory of the Stars

Here's a snippet from my upcoming novel, The Glory of the Stars:

“It is not for us to question the judgment of God,” Black said. “We must not covet that which we cannot attain.”

Is that what Black thought? That Nephi had been trying to kiss his way onto Celestial Deck? “No,” he told the screen. “You’re absolutely right, President. I wouldn’t be happy there. Not at all.”

“Of course, we must always be vigilant,” Black said. “We must take care to strictly keep God’s commandments, lest we should lose our assigned kingdom and fall into outer darkness after this life.”

Nephi tuned out as President Black went on about the need for complete obedience, but Black’s words continued to tumble around in his brain. God had looked on his heart and found him—less. He’d been taught that all his life. And since God had no use for Nephi, Nephi had never had any use for Him.

About Angie

Angie Lofthouse went to college with every intention of becoming a particle physicist, but through a series of misadventures, found herself studying Shakespeare instead. After college she combined her love of science and her love of words into a science fiction writing career.

She has published numerous short stories in online and print magazines and anthologies, as well as two sci-fi adventure novels, Defenders of the Covenant and The Ransomed Returning. Her latest novel, The Glory of the Stars, will be out soon, along with a novella, “Werewolves of California,” in an upcoming anthology.

She lives in a little canyon in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with her family of writers, artists, singers, composers, illustrators and musicians.