Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway...There Comes A Prophet

Welcome to the There Come A Prophet blog tour, hosted by CBB Book Promotions. I am super excited to be kicking it off today with Read, Write, Sleep, Eat! After you leave here head over there to read the guest post. Also, make sure you enter the giveaway below and check out the list of all the amazing blogs on the tour.

Book Blurb~
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.”
My thoughts~ I will be the first to admit I always want to classify books and stick them in specific categories. I must say that is a little difficult with this book because it covers such a broad range of interests, but I will help narrow it down. There Comes A Prophet is a little fantasy, sci-fi with a dash of dystopian thrown in. David Litwack  seamlessly weaves the three genera's together to create an intriguing and entertaining story.

When I started reading I really had know idea what direction it was going to take, but the unique world instantly grabbed me and lured me in. I really enjoyed reading the tale of these three life long friends and lengths they go to keeping each other safe.  It quickly moves into the meat of the plot and clips along and a good pace.

As far as the writing goes David Litwack gives some of the best examples of "showing" I've read. We are rarely, if ever, "told" how something looks or how someone feels. The rich descriptions are full of detail that gives clear images of every person and scene.

I recommend the read.

Author Bio:

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.

Twitter: @DavidLitwack
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Make sure to visit all the fabulous blogs in the tour for more chances to win!

Words Escape Me - Review
Read, Write, Sleep, Eat! - Review and Guest Post



Fiction Fervor - Review


Comfort Books - Interview
 Ensconced in YA - Review and Interview

Supernatural Snark - Excerpt



Jean Book Nerd - Review and Guest Post 

The Book Babe - Top Ten Songs 
Nawanda Files - Interview 

Steampunkery and Book Reviews - Review and Teaser Quotes



Indie Book Blog - Guest Post

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your wonderful thoughts! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! I agree, he's very good at showing, not telling!


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