A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant.
WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Science Fiction
WINNER: Feathered Quill Book Award - Gold Medal: Science Fiction/Fantasy
"But what are we without dreams?"
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, Nathaniel, and Thomas have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the rigid status quo. When they're cast into 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."
"The plot unfolds easily, swiftly, and never lets the readers' attention wane... After reading this one, it will be a real hardship to have to wait to see what happens next." ~ Feathered Quill Book Reviews (Awarded "The Children of Darkness" the Gold Medal in Science Fiction & Fantasy)
"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit." ~ Kirkus Reviews
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BOOKS BY DAVID LITWACK:
- The Children of Darkness (The Seekers - Book 1)
- The Stuff of Stars (The Seekers - Book 2)
- The Light of Reason (The Seekers - Book 3)
- The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky
- Along the Watchtower
- The Time That's Given
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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.