Wednesday, March 27, 2013

There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack review and giveaway!

Book & Author details:
There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack
Publication date: July 9th 2012
by Double Dragon Publishing
Genre: YA Dystopian

Who among us will cast aside a comfortable existence and risk death to follow a dream?

A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.

Nathaniel has grown up longing for more but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.

If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“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.”

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My Review:
This was an interesting read for me. I liked that there were 3 friends that banded together to help save their world. I also liked the concept of "big brother" watching. Only instead of being watched by politicians this book had the citizens being watched by religious "personnel". These 3 friends have to find and solve clues left behind by wizards from the past. Each of these three friends play a role that is needed for their success. One is the clue solver, one is a teacher to spread the message of truth, and of course one is the prophet!
I enjoyed reading how even though the prophet was a prophet, he still kept his role in the friendship. As much as this story is about a prophet is as much as it is about friendship. I also enjoyed the idea of a peaceful world. The author did a great job proving that controlling a society will never lead to peace, because there is no free will. The story is set in such an imaginative world, I would love to visit there, but I would like my free will! :)
I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. I am giving this book a 5/5 because I liked the theme of friendship in the book!
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The urge to write first struck 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 he was inspired to write about the blurry line between reality and the fantastic.

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 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. There Comes a Prophet is his first  novel in this new stage of life.

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.

Author Links:
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