Monday, November 28, 2016

Review: The Light of Reason (The Seekers Book 3) by David Litwack @DavidLitwack

The Light of Reason
(The Seekers Book 3)
by David Litwack
Published: November 26, 2016
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Religion

Blurb

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.


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Excerpt

As the leaders split up to follow their orders, Jubal, one of Caleb’s men from across the sea, dragged a frightened and bleeding deacon to me.

“What shall we do with this one?”

Caleb grasped the man in his thick hands and shook him until he cried out.
“Perhaps now, we can find out what awaits us in Temple City,” he said as the terrified deacon looked on. “And the rules of your teaching need not apply.”

I grabbed his wrist, my hand too small to encircle his forearm, and glared at him. “Enough violence. I won’t allow this man to be mistreated.” I clasped a wide-eyed Devorah by the shoulders and squeezed to regain her focus. “Do what you can for his wounds, and fetch him something to eat.”

After the others moved out of earshot, Caleb fumed at me. “You’re a fine leader, Orah, and wise, but you’re innocent in the ways of the world. Before this quest is done, you’ll need to learn.”

“Learn what?” I said.

“That no change comes without the shedding of blood.”



My Review

Orah and Nathaniel have returned home from across the ocean with some of their new friends they made while there. They are happy to be home finally and to see their parents and old friends. But upon their arrival they find that their home has been turned upside down by the Vicars once again. Everything that they set right before leaving their home behind has been usurped.

The Vicars have gone back on their word and have the people back under their rule. The people have been humble into believing the lies they have spread to get them to follow them once again. Not only have the Vicars made the people afraid again but their dearest friend since childhood Thomas has disappeared and of course Orah and Nathaniel went not rest until they find him and put their world back to the way it was.

So Orah and Nathaniel with their friends and family backing them set out to put the Vicars back in their place and make them leave the people alone. They are seekers of the truth and will stop at nothing to get the truth to the people so that their people can lead a life of freedom without fear and do the things they love.

Can Orah and Nathaniel talk some sense into the Vicars and make them see reason? Or will they have to go to war and loses lots of them friends lives in battle? Can they make them see the truth before it is too late? How many lives will be lost before they find truth? Will they lose their selves to the Darkness? Or will the Vicars see the Light?

I have really and truly love this journey with Orah, Nathaniel, Thomas, the people of Little Pond, the Dreamers, the Greenies and all the other characters of The Seekers it has been a wonderful journey one that I am going to miss. Orah and Nathaniel’s journey has been one of interest to me as I am a Seeker myself. I have been searching for the truth for a while now and was kinda/sorta hoping they would find it. Will they ever find the truth? Will anyone?

If you have not read The Light of Reason then let me suggest that you do. It is more than a story. It is more like a story within a story if you know what I mean. But I would like to suggest that you start with the first book The Stuff of Stars and then the next book in the series The Children of Darkest just so you get the whole story and know what is going on and what Orah and Nathaniel are seeking.



Other Books in the Series

The Stuff of Stars

Read my review of The Stuff of Stars HERE!


The Children of Darkness

Read my review of The Children of Darkness HERE!





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.

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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