A tragic warrior lost in two worlds... Which one will he choose?
- WINNER: Readers' Favorite Book Award – Bronze Medal – Fiction Drama
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Best Literary Fiction
- FINALIST: Beverly Hills Book Awards – Military Fiction
- FINALIST: Massachusetts Book Awards – Fiction
The war in Iraq ended for Freddie when an IED explosion left his mind and body shattered. Once a skilled gamer as well as a capable soldier, he's now a broken warrior, emerging from a medically-induced coma to discover he's inhabiting two separate realities.
The first is his waking world of pain, family trials, and remorse—and slow rehabilitation through the tender care of Becky, his physical therapist. The second is a dark fantasy realm of quests, demons, and magic, which Freddie enters when he sleeps. The lines soon blur for Freddie, not just caught between two worlds, but lost within himself.
Can he let patient, loving Becky into his damaged and shuttered heart? It may be his only way back from Hell.
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a literary journey, mixing elements of military fiction with fantasy, exploring the physical and psychological depths of trauma caused by war. [DRM-Free]
"Fantasy and reality walk hand in hand for a wounded veteran in this poignant story of love, loss, and faith... Litwack's writing is flawless, as is his ability to mix genres. ...Along the Watchtower would be a perfect choice for those in the service or for those who support them, or for anyone who likes a great book that intertwines reality and fantasy." ~ Clarion Foreword Book Reviews (5 out of 5)
"It is both gritty reality and magical fantasy, and filled with both love and beauty, and ugliness and despair, but ultimately it is a story of healing, of burying the past, finding hope and taking control of the future." ~ Awesome Indies Book Awards, Seal of Excellence
BOOKS BY DAVID LITWACK:
- "Along the Watchtower"
- "The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky"
- "The Time That's Given"
- "The Children of Darkness" (The Seekers - Book 1)
- "The Stuff of Stars" (The Seekers - Book 2)
- "The Light of Reason" (The Seekers - Book 3)
MORE GREAT MILITARY FICTION FROM EVOLVED PUBLISHING:
- "Indivisible" by Julia Camp
- "Red Clay, Yellow Grass" by Richard Barager
- "Moon Path" by Steven Greenberg
- "A Debt of War" by Michael Ringering
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About the Author
The urge to write first struck me 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 I was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.
Using two fingers and lots of white-out, I religiously typed five pages a day throughout college and well into my twenties. Then life intervened. I 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 I found time again to daydream, the urge to write returned.
There Comes a Prophet, published in July 2012, was the first novel in this new stage of life. It will be re-released by Evolved Publishing as The Children of Darkness, the first book in the series The Seekers. My second, Along the Watchtower, came out in June 2013, and my third book, The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky (refer to first paragraph above), released in May 2014.
My wife and I split our time between Cape Cod, Florida, and anywhere else that catches our fancy. I no longer limit myself to five pages a day and am thankful every keystroke for the invention of the word processor.