Review of The Stuff of Stars by David Litwack

November 2, 2015 New Releases, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

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Review of The Stuff of Stars by David LitwackThe Stuff of Stars by David Litwack
Series: Seekers #2
Published by Evolved Publishing LLC on November 30th 2015
Genres: Dystopia
Format: eARC
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The second volume in award winning author David Litwack’s dystopian trilogy, The Seekers

But what are we without dreams?

Against all odds, Orah and Nathaniel have found the keep and revealed the truth about the darkness, initiating what they hoped would be a new age of enlightenment. But the people were more set in their ways than anticipated, and a faction of vicars whispered in their ears, urging a return to traditional ways.

Desperate to keep their movement alive, Orah and Nathaniel cross the ocean to seek the living descendants of the keepmasters’ kin. Those they find on the distant shore are both more and less advanced than expected.

The seekers become caught between the two sides, and face the challenge of bringing them together to make a better world. The prize: a chance to bring home miracles and a more promising future for their people. But if they fail this time, they risk not a stoning but losing themselves in the twilight of a never-ending dream.

In this second novel, Nathaniel and Orah travel across the sea in search of the descendents of the Keep, in hope that they will be able to assist their people in recovering from the times of darkness.

This was a really great book, perhaps excelling even the first. There is a great mystery here about two types of people that Nathaniel and Orah discover… I don’t want to give too much away but it was an excellent book about what it means to be human, what humanity can strive for, and ultimately the balance between technology and nature, dreams and reality. Orah and Nathaniel are tasked with determining the fate of 4 different societies, so the stakes are very high. It was a great page turner and a ton of fun to read. I don’t have anything bad to say about this except perhaps Nathaniel could have featured a little bit more as Orah tended to overshadow him. This one is 5 stars for me and one of my new favorites.


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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