Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blog Tour: There Comes a Prophet

There Comes a Prophet
David Litwack
Publication date: July 9th 2012
by Double Dragon Publishing
Genre: YA Dystopian

Who among us will cast aside a comfortable existence and risk death to follow a dream?

A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.

Nathaniel has grown up longing for more but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.

If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“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.”

About the Author:
The urge to write first struck when working on a newsletter at a youth encampment in the woods of northern Maine. It may have been the night when lightning flashed at sunset followed by 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 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. There Comes a Prophet is his first novel in this new stage of life.

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.

My Thoughts:
 This book was pure awesome fun! I loved the history that David Litwack has created. The characters are developed so well and the story moves quite quickly. My interest was held captive from the beginning! The mythology and belief system was really interesting. I was afraid that it would be overly religious, but in fact the vicars are not religious. (It's hard to explain without writing a novel here lol) Basically, this book is awesome! There I've officially used the word awesome twice in this review! I really appreciated the world that was made. This is one of my new favorite reads so far. A very happy surprise! This is a very original dystopian book that will delight fans of this genre! Read it!

 Tour Dates:

March 20th
-The Bibliophile's Corner >> Review + Interview
-Must Read Faster >> Review
-Mom With A Kindle  >> Guest Post
-Buried Under Books >> Review
-Queendsheena >> Review

March 21st
-A Dream Within A Dream >>  Guest Post
-Fic Fare  >>  Interview
-Divergent Gryffindor >>  Review
-Paranormal Sisters >>  Review
-Little Read Riding Hood >> Review, Guest Post

March 22nd
-Jessabella Reads >> Review
-Magical Manuscripts >> Review
-Simply Infatuated >> Interview

March 25th

March 26th
-My Crazy Book Obsession >> Guest Post
-ILoveTeenBooks >>  Review

March 27th
-Reader Girls >> Interview
-Framed In Words >> Review
-Deal Sharing Aunt  >>  Review

March 28th
-Turner's Antics >> Review
-YaReads >> Review, Interview
-Scott Reads It  >>   Review

March 29th
-bookmarkedpages >> Review
-Michelle Moloney King >> Review + Guest Post

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