W ho 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.”
Author David Litwack has created a believable dystopian world devoid of technology [after] technology overtook humanity and led to social collapse…This is a coming-of-age story, a tale of friendship and loyalty, and of self-discovery and self-belief… such a well-written book with so many thought-provoking concepts that I am sure readers will thoroughly enjoy it. –Fiona I. for Readers Favorite
Litwack takes the reader on an adventurous ride of ups and downs, ins and outs as Orah, Nathaniel and Thomas set out to find their true selves. It is a fast-paced novel that will never leave you, always calling you back when you have other things to do.–Molly E. for Readers Favorite
Author David Litwack has created a vivid world and a great adventure that transports the reader far into a fascinating future.– Jean Brickell for Readers Favorite
If the whole world falls into a Dark Age, which it could plausibly do, who could bring us out of it? According to David Litwack in There Comes A Prophet, the only answer is us, now, somehow reaching into the future.” – Kaben Nanlohy for On Starships And Dragonwings
“The trick is to create a deftly paced story with well-rounded characters on a journey that takes a reader along for the ride. David Litwack accomplishes this in masterful fashion…Past masters in this area are C.J. Cherryh, Andre Norton, Gene Wolfe, and Roger Zelazny. Litwack has earned a seat at their table.” – ForeWord Clarion Reviews
“…the superb storyline and continually developing characters illuminate this engaging, futuristic tale…A must-read page turner.” – Kirkus Review
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