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The Stuff of Stars

The Stuff of Stars

by David Litwack David Litwack
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The Stuff of Stars
The Stuff of Stars

The Stuff of Stars

by David Litwack David Litwack

 


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Overview

If the Seekers fail this time, they risk not a stoning, but losing themselves in the twilight of a never-ending dream.

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Science Fiction

WINNER: Feathered Quill Book Award - Gold Medal: Science Fiction/Fantasy

WINNER: Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Silver Medal - Young Adult Sci-Fi

¿But what are we without dreams?¿

Against all odds, Orah and Nathaniel have found the keep and revealed the truth about the darkness, initiating what they hoped would be a new age of enlightenment. But the people were more set in their ways than anticipated, and a faction of vicars whispered in their ears, urging a return to traditional ways.

Desperate to keep their movement alive, Orah and Nathaniel cross the ocean to seek the living descendants of the keepmasters' kin. Those they find on the distant shore are both more and less advanced than expected.

The seekers become caught between the two sides, and face the challenge of bringing them together to make a better world. The prize: a chance to bring home miracles and a more promising future for their people. The cost of failure: unimaginable.

Kirkus Reviews: "In this YA sci-fi sequel, Litwack pushes his characters into new physical, mental, and emotional realms as they encounter an unusual, tech-based society. A grand, revelatory saga that continues to unfold."

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the multiple award-winning second book in the extraordinary "The Seekers" series of dystopian sci-fi adventures.



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From the Publisher

"The Stuff of Stars is the second book in David Litwacks The Seekers series, and it's as unique, unpredictable and well-written as the first book. ... These are not light books; the mood is dark in this well-rendered and somewhat dour fantasy world, and yet I never once wanted to put the book down. The story kept me highly engaged and the prose was a delight to read. The overriding theme is the conflict between those who see technology as a god and those who see it as a demon. The author shows that the truth is in neither of the extremes." ~ Awesome Indies Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

★ 2017-03-04
In this YA sci-fi sequel, Litwack (The Light of Reason, 2016, etc.) pushes his characters into new physical, mental, and emotional realms as they encounter an unusual, tech-based society. A thousand years ago, society crumbled into the Darkness. Now, the Temple of Light and its vicars guide the survivors with a stern hand, wielding miracles with dimly understood technology from a secret cache called the keep. Orah and her husband, Nathaniel, have washed ashore in a strange land after sailing from the village of Little Pond. They hope to locate the creators of the keep's wonders, but instead, they're greeted by children. Kara, the oldest, is merely 16, and she takes the couple to a decrepit village that's repaired haphazardly by robots. It also contains devices that can generate a cooked meal from nothing—in seconds. It's all presided over by the mentor, an elderly man who controls his wheelchair with his mind. He says that the village is full of children and failing machines because the dreamers—the adults who maintained the technology—left three years ago. They "ascended" into a mountain fortress, and everyone in the village hopes for their return. To understand the mentor's tale better, Orah and Nathaniel visit with "the people of the earth," who live off the land nearby. Their leaders, Annabel and Caleb, are committed to living without machines and claim that the dreamers' hope is a dangerous one. In this second volume of The Seekers series, Litwack continues his enthralling tour of a future crippled by hubris and spiritual negligence. Readers will find it heartbreaking when the village children play with inert black devices—smartphones—that used to "let us speak to each other from far away and showed us the way if we were lost." Throughout, the author explores the area between a soulful grounding in the physical world and the scholarly itch that makes one ask, "Why would we be given a universe so vast and wonderful unless our minds were meant to grow to encompass it all?" The astonishing truth about the dreamers is revealed in careful, dramatic stages. The protagonists' courage—and Litwack's magisterial plotting—will spur readers on to the next installment. A grand, revelatory saga that continues to unfold.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940178525074
Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC
Publication date: 02/17/2022
Series: The Seekers , #2
Edition description: Unabridged

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