I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Light of Reason (Seekers #3) by David Litwack
Series: Seekers #3
Published by Evolved Publishing on November 28th 2016
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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.