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
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the multiple award-winning first book in the extraordinary "The Seekers" series of dystopian sci-fi adventures.
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
MORE GREAT SCI-FI FROM EVOLVED PUBLISHING:
- The "Red Death" Series by Jeff Altabef
- Two Moons of Sera by P.K. Tyler
- The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich
- The "Panhelion Chronicles" Series by Marlin Desault
About the Author
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.
EDITOR: Lane Diamond has over 120 published books to his editing credit, including many multiple award-winners, across many genres and styles.
EDITOR: John Anthony Allen