The Stuff of Stars

About the Book by David Litwack

Book CoverBook 2 of The Seekers series continues the story started in the critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning The Children of Darkness.

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.

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Our Review by Felita Daniels

When I selected this book to read, I was under the impression it was a science fiction novel.  Part one opens with a quote from Babylon 5, so I was off to a good start.  I soon found it had a heavy helping of dystopian which I kind of feel is more YA fantasy most of the time.  Just know this is blending of sci-fi, philosophy, dystopian and adventure. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just not what I was initially expecting.

It opens with Orah and Nathaniel having crashed on the shore after crossing an ocean.  They are found by a group of children. They are quickly thrown into another society. Kara, one of the children that finds them explains when questioned about a boy that is peeking at them between some branches.

“They call themselves people of the earth, but we call them greenies, just as they call us technos.  The younger children prefer IB, short for ishkabibblers.  The mentor teaches us that their thoughts are nothing but babble.  That’s why we started calling them ishkabibblers.”

So this is where the main characters begin their quest of understanding these new people they meet and what they can learn from them to take back to their home in Little Pond.

This was book 2 of The Seekers series.  I feel it can be read alone, though would probably be richer if the reader starts at the beginning of the series.

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About the Author

Author Photo David LitwackThe 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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8 Responses to The Stuff of Stars

  1. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

  2. Lisa Brown

    Congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. Bridgett Wilbur

    I just loved the excerpt.

  4. Rita Wray

    I have enjoyed the tour. Sounds like a great read.

  5. Nicole Wetherington

    Great post!

  6. Victoria

    I’ve really enjoyed following the tour for The Stuff of the Stars and I’m looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing!

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