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
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.
Is he Lieutenant Freddie Williams, a leader of men, a proud officer in the US Army who has suffered such egregious injury and loss? Or is he Frederick, Prince of Stormwind, who must make sense of his horrific visions in order to save his embattled kingdom from the monstrous Horde, his only solace the beautiful gardener, Rebecca, whose gentle words calm the storms in his soul.
In the conscious world, the severely wounded vet faces a strangely similar and equally perilous mission to that of the prince—a journey along a dark road, haunted by demons of guilt and memory. Can he let patient, loving Becky into his damaged and shuttered heart? It may be his only way back from Hell.
"This is a book that deserves to be read. 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 Reviews
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a literary journey exploring the physical and psychological depths of trauma caused by war. [DRM-Free]
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
- "Moon Path" by Steven Greenberg
- "Red Clay, Yellow Grass: A Novel of the 1960s" by Richard Barager
- "The Futility of Loving a Soldier" by E.D. Martin
- "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.