Review of The Light of Reason by David Litwack

December 13, 2016 Uncategorized 0 ★★★★

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Review of The Light of Reason by David LitwackThe Light of Reason (Seekers #3) by David Litwack
Series: Seekers #3
Published by Evolved Publishing on November 28th 2016
Genres: Dystopia
Pages: 220
Format: eARC
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four-stars

Orah and Nathaniel return home with miracles from across the sea, hoping to bring a better life for their people. Instead, they find the world they left in chaos.

A new grand vicar, known as the usurper, has taken over the keep and is using its knowledge to reinforce his hold on power.
Despite their good intentions, the seekers find themselves leading an army, and for the first time in a millennium, their world experiences the horror of war.

But the keepmasters’ science is no match for the dreamers, leaving Orah and Nathaniel their cruelest choice—face bloody defeat and the death of their enlightenment, or use the genius of the dreamers to tread the slippery slope back to the darkness.

In this final book of the Seekers trilogy, Nathaniel and Orah return home to find everything changed for the worse. The vicars have taken over again and are oppressing the people, and trying to destroy the knowledge of the keep (or using it for their own evil). Nathaniel and Orah are quickly able to gain followers and support, but must wrestle with the best way to return their people to the light without following down the evil path of their ancestors.

For me, this book had a different tone than the others. Nathaniel and Orah returned home with much more maturity and wisdom, and were confronted with a changed world. They had to constantly wrestle with morals and determine when and how to use technology, force, and violence to end the vicar threat.  It is a really thought-provoking book dealing with war, religion, violence, technology, and what it means to be a true leader. I really enjoyed this book and thought it was a great continuation of the series, and it really makes you give a lot of thought about all these topics it is trying to cover. Well worth a read.

 

 

four-stars

About David Litwack

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, published in July 2012, was the first novel in this new stage of life. His second, Along the Watchtower, came out in June 2013.

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.

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