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Friday, 22 January 2016

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - The Seekers Series by David Litwack



The Children Of Darkness
The Seekers Series
Author: David Litwack

Book Description:
The Children of Darkness - Cover“But what are we without dreams?”

A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic,” and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.

Childhood friends, Orah and Nathaniel, have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the rigid status quo. When their friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds young men and women eternally to the Light—they barely recognize the broken and brooding young man the boy has become. Then when Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel follows in a foolhardy attempt to save her.

In the prisons of Temple City, they discover a terrible secret that launches the three on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in jeopardy, for a truth from the past awaits that threatens the foundation of the Temple. If they reveal that truth, they might once again release the potential of their people.

Yet they would also incur the Temple’s wrath as it is written: “If there comes among you a prophet saying, ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the Light.”

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25757266-the-children-of-darkness

Excerpt

“But do you believe me now?”

Nathaniel’s father listened with a loving father’s ears but struggled with the answer—too far from all he’d ever known.

“If what you say is true, it would turn our world upside down.”

“It’s true.”

“That the Temple could do so much harm.”

“It’s true. I swear.

“Even so, their precepts hold our world together. Is it wise to disrupt the current order?”

Nathaniel’s eyes drooped at the corners and narrowed. “Father, we found... dreams. Without the keep, we can be alive, do our work, live in peace and be... happy, I guess. But what are we without dreams?”




The Stuff Of Stars
The Seekers Series
Author: David Litwack

Book Description:

This second book in The Seekers dystopian series continues the story started in the critically-acclaimed The Children of Darkness.

Against all odds, Orah and Nathaniel have found the keep and revealed the truth about the darkness, initiating what they hoped would be a new age of enlightenment. But the people were more set in their ways than anticipated, and a faction of vicars whispered in their ears, urging a return to traditional ways.
Desperate to keep their movement alive, Orah and Nathaniel cross the ocean to seek the living descendants of the keepmasters’ kin. Those they find on the distant shore are both more and less advanced than expected.

The seekers become caught between the two sides, and face the challenge of bringing them together to make a better world. The prize: a chance to bring home miracles and a more promising future for their people. But if they fail this time, they risk not a stoning but losing themselves in the twilight of a never-ending dream.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26866700-the-stuff-of-stars


About the Author
The urge to write first struck at age sixteen when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the wild night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by the northern lights rippling after dark. Or maybe it was the newsletter’s editor, a girl with eyes the color of the ocean. But he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

Using two fingers and lots of white-out, he religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into his twenties. Then life intervened. He paused to raise two sons and pursue a career, in the process — and without prior plan — becoming a well-known entrepreneur in the software industry, founding several successful companies. When he found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned.

David and his wife split their time between Cape Cod, Florida and anywhere else that catches their fancy. He no longer limits himself to five pages a day and is thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.

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12 comments:

  1. What genre do you rarely read, but wish you read more of?

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

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  3. Bailey dexter The Excerpt keeps me wanting to read more! Looking forward to a great read!

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  4. Thanks for the ecxerpt. would like to read the whole story

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  5. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

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  6. These books look amazing. Thanks for introducing them.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful read!! Thanks for the chance! Rita Spratlen

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  8. What a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone :)

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt and want tor read more!

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  10. Both books sound amazing, thank you for the chance!

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