Have you ever awoken from a vivid dream and wondered which side of waking was real?
Kirkus Reviews calls it: "A keen and delightful multigenre tale about a hero grappling with two worlds."
Feathered Quill Book Awards calls it: "...a delicious and thought-provoking book full of introspective questions and the choices one makes in the moment."
Burt Higgins' retirement is not going well. His children have grown, and his wife has gone off to earn a late-life degree, leaving him alone in his sprawling suburban home. With too much time on his hands, he broods on the state of the world, obsessively following the worst of cable news and the Internet. Increasingly angry at the state of affairs, he nurtures a fantasy that a dark lord from another realm has foisted these problems on humankind. If only he could transport to that world, he'd confront the demon and use the magic found there to defeat the beast and end despair forever.
On a particularly bad news day, while housebound in the midst of a snowstorm, he retreats to his study to shut out the world and immerse himself in his books. When, on a whim, he lights a candle purchased in an obscure Prague curiosity shop, a magical guide appears and offers to take him on whatever quest he chooses. When he asks to become a hero in a fantasy realm, he discovers a more complex world than he expected, and battling evil with magic turns out to be far from his greatest challenge.
"I consider The Time That's Given one of the most inspiring fantasy novels I have ever read." ~ Astrid Iustulin, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 STARS)
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a specualtive fantasy adventure sure not just to entertain you, but to make you consider your life, your dreams, your goals. [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 FANTASY FROM EVOLVED PUBLISHING:
- The Awakening of David Rose (David Rose #1) by Daryl Rothman
- Shadow Swarm by D. Robert Pease
- Kingdom in Chains by J.W. Zulauf
- The "Grims' Truth" Series by Isu Yin & Fae Yang
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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.