by Steve Rzasa
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. Here’s where things turned out a mite different…
It’s been almost five hundred years since the collapse of the Great Commonwealth. The plagues left folk few and far between. City-states rule the continent of Galderica. There’s coin to be had in trade—whether you take your wares by aeroplane or ride them over the rails
Winchell Sark has a fine life as a reporter for the Perch Advocate newspaper, a good family at home and a faith that seems downright peculiar to most everyone else. So when he is called out to investigate a biplane crash at the foot of Perch, the finest center of aviation in the Sawtooth Mountains, he doesn’t think much of it.
But there are dark powers at work—powers that have their eye on Perch. Powers that mankind long thought consigned to the trash heap of mythology. ‘Cept they were wrong.
It’s up to Winch and his brother Copernicus, a hotshot pilot, to save their people—and it ain’t going to be easy.
Steve Rzasa was born and raised in South Jersey, and fell in love with books—especially science fiction novels and historical volumes—at an early age. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communications in 2000, and then spent seven years as a reporter and assistant editor at weekly newspapers in Maine. Steve moved to Wyoming in 2007 to become the editor of a weekly newspaper there, and now works at the local library. He and his wife Carrie have two boys and live in Buffalo, Wyoming. Steve has three books published by Marcher Lord Press: The Word Reclaimed (2009), its sequel The Word Unleashed (2010), and Broken Sight (2011), which won the 2012 Carol Award for Speculative Ficton from the ACFW.